Issus coleoptratus


Length 6.1-7.7mm. The huge number of cross-veins in the wings is very characteristic; there is only one similar species, Issus muscaeformis, but this is much rarer.

Identification difficulty

It is found on a range of woody plants, including most common deciduous trees.

When to see it

Adult: June to November.

UK Status

It is fairly frequent in England, especially in the southeast, but rarer in Scotland and Wales.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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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