Oncopsis flavicollis

    Description

    Length 4.5 to 5.5 mm. Rather variable in appearance so identification can be complex. Male usually with strong dark markings on the face; intraocular band reaches both eyes; discoidal spots present. Female very variable with several colour forms, although the shape of the ovipositor is diagnostic. Nymphs are also very variable in colour and markings.

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    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    Detailed examination of the specimen is needed to identify this species. A photograph alone is not normally sufficient because key features are not obvious and there are one or more similar species.

    Habitat

    On Birch

    When to see it

    Adult: May to September

    UK Status

    A common species throughout Britain

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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