Riponnensia splendens


    This is the only species of its genus in the UK. The thorax is a greenish copper with two grey stripes. There is a broad belt of whitish dusting across the face.

    Identification difficulty

    It prefers marshes, fens and wet woodland, and particularly favours Meadowsweet and umbellifers, in sheltered places near to bushes or trees.

    When to see it

    Flies from May to October with a peak in July.

    UK Status

    Common in southern England, the Midlands and Wales, scarcer in Scotland.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map