Mesopsocus immunis


Size about 5 mm. The females have very tiny wings and appear wingless, the males are fully winged. The body is a pale yellow suffused with brown markings.

Identification difficulty

Found mainly on branches of deciduous and evergreen trees and bushes and is particularly common on Hawthorn.

When to see it

June and July.

UK Status

Occasional but widespread in Britain.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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

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