Metatropis rufescens

    Description

    Length 9 to 11 mm. This is a large and unmistakeable orange-brown stiltbug.

    Habitat

    It is a woodland species associated with Enchanter's-nightshade.

    When to see it

    Adult: All year.

    Life History

    Feeds on the leaves of Enchanter's-nightshade. Adults overwinter, mating in the early summer. The new generation is complete by August.

    UK Status

    Found throughout much of southern Britain including Wales, although absent from Ireland.

    VC55 Status

    Infrequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map