Meligramma trianguliferum


    As the name suggest, the markings on the abdomen are rather triangular. It is a narrow-bodied species with a yellowish scutellum.

    Identification difficulty

    The species has a preference for quite well wooded areas and hedgerows, and a liking for spring flowering shrubs such as Hawthorn and Crab Apple.

    When to see it

    April to September peaking in May.

    UK Status

    The species is scarce in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Rare in Leicestershire and Rutland. The Sapcote record for Meligramma trianguliferum may be the first for 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