Euscelis incisus

    Description

    Length 4 to 5 mm. This genus has the forewings sprinkled with dark dots. E. incisus is extremely variable in colour and markings, from pale to blackish. Males can only be reliably separated from E. lineolatus by examination of the genitalia, although the form of the abdominal markings on the final segments can be distinctive in females. The similar but rarer Euscelidius has larger ocelli, which are closer to the eye (nearer than their own diameter).

    Where a photograph is surrounded by a red box it means it is likely to be this species but has not been definitively identified as such.

     

    Habitat

    Grassland.

    When to see it

    Adult: March to October, sometimes overwintering.

    UK Status

    Very Common.

    VC55 Status

    Very Common.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map