Physatocheila dumetorum


    Length 2.5 to 3 mm. In Physatocheila species, the sides of the pronotum are distinctly down-turned. There are three keels on the pronotum, all of which reach the head. One of three lacebugs in this genus and by far the most common, P. dumetorum is only slightly widened across the middle of the forewings and is smaller than the others. The dark marginal area of the middle of the forewings has predominantly two rows of meshes, rather than three. The tarsi and apical antennal segment are dark.


    Typically found on lichen covered trees, particularly hawthorn.

    When to see it

    Adult: All year.

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent across much of England and Wales.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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