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.

Similar Species
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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