Eupteryx florida

    Description

    Length 3 to 3.5 mm. This species is best recognised by the deeply incised black mark on the midline of the vertex, and by the separation of the lateral black mark on the pronotum from the complex central pattern. The scutellum has two black triangles and two black dots between.

    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

    Feeds on a variety of plants in the family Labiateae, including dead-nettle and mint.

    When to see it

    Adult: April to November

    UK Status

    Fairly common.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common, but under-recorded.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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