Eupterycyba jucunda

    Description

    Length 4 mm. A very distinctive species, the pronotum pattern consisting of two lateral round spots, an elongate/rhomboidal central spot, and often two lateral spots on the front edge. The prominent markings on the scutellum and dark streaks on the forewings are to some extent variable and may sometimes be almost completely absent.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    This species can be identified from good quality photographs with care but there are similar species that it could be confused with.

    Habitat

    E. jucunda is found predominantly on Alder

    When to see it

    Adult: July - October

    Life History

    The yellow and black-banded nymph is equally striking and easily recognised.

    UK Status

    Found in England and Wales, as far north as Lancashire, but badly under recorded.

    VC55 Status

    Under recorded but probably quite frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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