Macropsis scotti


    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.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    Detailed examination of the specimen is needed to identify this species. A photograph alone is not normally sufficient because key features are not obvious and there are one or more similar species.


    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

    be our species champion

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map