Helina sexmaculata


    Most Helina species are very difficult to identify from a photograph alone, though this species is perhaps the exception to the rule. It is a brown/grey colour with brown spots on both the thorax and on the abdomen. It has a distinctive pair of brown spots on the scutellum.

    Identification difficulty

    Various habitats.

    When to see it

    Mostly April to August.

    Life History

    Larvae are found in soil.

    UK Status

    British status not known.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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