Melanostoma mellinum

    Description

    The abdomen of this species widens slightly posteriorly.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Grassland.

    When to see it

    April to October with peaks in May/June and July/August.

    UK Status

    Quite common and widespread in Britain,

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map