Minettia fasciata agg.

    Description

    This species group can be generally characterised as having a greyish thorax and a pale brown abdomen with darker stripes.  Specimens cannot be determined to species level without microscopic examination. Any records not examined in this detail should be recorded on the aggregate page.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    Specimens cannot be determined to species level without microscopic examination. Any records not examined in this detail should be recorded on this aggregate page.

    Habitat

    Adults may be found on leaves in open deciduous woodland, on shrubs and hedges and on isolated trees.

    When to see it

    Summer and autumn.

    Life History

    No reliable information on this poorly studied group.

    UK Status

    Widespread and seemingly fairly common in England and southern Wales at least.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent but poorly recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map