Macropsis scotti

    Description

    Length 5mm. This genus is distinguished by the diagonal striations on the pronotum running from the corners to the centre of the front margin.This species has dark brown wing veins and a dark inner margin to the clavus. The facial markings are sparse with the central mark (if present at all) being made up of two close lines rather than a large spot. However the individual species can be difficult to separate and detailed examination is often necessary. For this reason images placed in a red box are likely to be this species but can only be taken as representative of the species.

    Habitat

    On brambles.

    When to see it

    Adult: May to October

    Life History

    Feeds on brambles.

    UK Status

    Fairly common as far north as Yorkshire.

    VC55 Status

    Believed to be fairly common

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map