Hypera pollux


This is a large pale buff-brown, slightly spotted species - but there is a second colour form having longitudinal dark and light stripes which is much easier to identify.

Identification difficulty

Found both inland in grassy areas where it is associated with Umbelliferous flowers near water, and also in coastal marshes.

When to see it

Spring and summer.

UK Status

Widespread in England and Wale.

VC55 Status

Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland not known. There were only 5 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map