Psammoecus bipunctatus

    Description

    Length 2.3-2.8 mm. This species is easily separated from related species by its colouring. It is yellowish with a darker head and a dark spot beyond the middle of each elytron. The scutellum, head and two penultimate antennomeres are also dark. There can also be a variable amount of darkening around the start and end of the elytral suture.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    In fens amd marshy areas on reeds and under reed litter or debris.

    When to see it

    It flies in the evenings.

    UK Status

    Widespread in southern and central England and in Wales. Fewer records from northern England, Scotland, Ireland.

    VC55 Status

    Although the first VC55 record wasn't made until 1983, there were 37 records for this species in Leicestershire and Rutland up until the end of March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map