Length 1.5 to 2.3 mm. A genus of small and inconspicuous bugs, in which the females are very broad-bodied and brachypterous, and the 2nd antennal segment is longer than the 4th. In L. elegantula females the forebody is entirely orange-red and the forewings are tiny and mostly pale. The macropterous males are dark brown with a red cuneus and pale base and apex to the corium.
Associated with lichens on tree trunks and stones.
Adult: July to September.
Feeds on small invertebrates.
Common and widespread in Britain.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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