Rhogogaster punctulata


    Rhogogaster punctulata is very similar to Rhogogaster viridis, but has a pair of very small black dots at the edge of each abdominal segment.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    This species has a red ID rating and unless identified by a known expert you must provide a satisfactory explanation of how it was identified for the record to be accepted.


    This species is found along hedgerows and woodland rides.

    When to see it

    It flies from May through to July

    Life History

    The adult is predatory, catching small insects, but the larvae feed on a variety of tree and shrub leaves.

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent and widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map