Issus coleoptratus


    Length 3 to 4 mm. 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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map