Macropsis scutellata

    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. However the individual species can be difficult to separate. This species is pale yellow with dark brown wing veins and a very dark inner margin to the clavus. The facial markings variable but the two lower dark marks often resemble arrowheads. Markings on the pronotum are also variable.

    Habitat

    On nettles.

    When to see it

    Adult: June to October

    Life History

    Normally found on nettles, it is the only species in the genus using this host plant.

    UK Status

    Occasional.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map