Leucozona laternaria


    The scutellum of this species is black with just the tip yellow and the front and mid legs are extensively black on the tibiae and tarsi.

    Identification difficulty

    Lowland habitats with lush vegetation, especially woodland edges where umbellifers are present.

    When to see it

    May to September peaking in July.

    Life History

    The larvae feed on aphids, usually on Hogweed and other umbellifers.

    UK Status

    Fairly common throughout Britain, though less frequent in eastern areas.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map