Length 5 to 6 mm. The pattern on the scutellum is a good identification feature for this distinctive bug. The two dark basal triangles are half as long as the scutellum itself and are separated by two dark central dots. The apical part of the scutellum is unmarked. There are two distinct black spots on the vertex and two more on the face.
This species can be identified from good quality photographs with care but there are similar species that it could be confused with.
Usually found on trees.
Adult: July to November.
Locally common across much of England, Wales and Ireland.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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