Peritrechus lundii

    Description

    Length 4 to 5 mm. Peritrechus species have only one or two small spines on the front femora. As in Scolopostethus, a pale spot is present at the sides of the pronotum, although this is not always obvious. In P. lundii, the wing membrane has a characteristic white spot at the tip and the sides of the pronotum are distinctly keeled. The basal half of the 2nd antennal segment is pale and the front femur bears a single spine.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Often associated with crop fields but also found on grasslands, heaths and dunes, probably feeding on a range of host plants.

    When to see it

    Adult: all year round.

    Life History

    Overwinters as an adult, becoming active in April-June when mating takes place.

    UK Status

    A widespread but local species across the UK, although absent from upland areas and commoner in the south.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map