Stenotus binotatus


    Length 6 to 7 mm. A distinctive although somewhat variable species, which is fairly large and roughly parallel-sided in shape. Males are generally yellow with extensive dark markings on the pronotum and forewings; females are greenish-yellow with the dark markings much reduced. Both sexes become more strongly marked and deeply coloured with age.


    A variety of dry grassland habitats.

    When to see it

    Adult: June-September

    Life History

    Both nymphs and adults of this species feed mainly on the flowering heads of grasses.

    UK Status

    Widespread and very common throughout much of Britain

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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