Euthycera fumigata

Description

Body length 7 to 9 mm. A brown bodied species with a dense pattern of white spots on a brown wing membrane and entirely brown legs.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Records must be supported by a photograph.

Habitat

It is typically encountered in fairly tall grassland and well vegetated places.

When to see it

Adults have been recorded from May until September.

Life History

The biology is unknown but larvae are thought to feed on terrestrial snails or slugs.

UK Status

Widespread in Britain, but possibly declining and now rather infrequent.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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

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