Length 5 mm. A distinctive genus comprising three rather parallel-sided grey-green species, characterised by a dense covering of coarse, dark hairs on the forewings and a striking wing membrane pattern. The tibial spines are fine and inconspicuous. In M. solitarius the 1st antennal segment is pale green and the wing membrane lacks a dark spot, as in M. horvathi.
On Hedge Woundwort, particularly where it grows at woodland edges.
Found locally across much of England and Wales.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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