Populicerus confusus


Length 5-7 mm. This species is mainly yellowish-green with some reddish-brown shading across the inner parts of the translucent forewings. The face and vertex are an unmarked. The pronotum is sometimes brownish posteriorly. 

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.


On grey-leaved Salix species on floodplains and other damp habitats.

When to see it

June to early October.

UK Status

Widespread across the UK.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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

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