Ormosia lineata


This species has 2 anal veins, microtrichia on wings (which look semi opaque and pale brown) and a narrow line down the middle of the thorax, hence 'lineata'

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required. If the photo doesn't show the key ID features then in the comments box describe the size and identifying characters you have observed.


Meadows, woodland and damp areas.

When to see it

April to June.

UK Status

Widespread and quite common in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map