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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Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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