Graphocraerus ventralis


Length 4.5 to 6 mm. This is a distinctive greenish yellow species recognised by the four small black spots running across the vertex in a line. There are also two to four spots on the anterior part of the pronotum. The scutellum is unmarked. The forewings of the male are longer than in females, approximately equal in length to the abdomen.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Detailed examination of the specimen is needed to identify this species. A photograph alone is not normally sufficient because key features are not obvious and there are one or more similar species.


On various grasses.

When to see it

Adult: June to August.

UK Status

This local species is found as far north as Durham.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland unknown.

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

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