Tytthus pygmaeus


2.6 to 3 mm; Ant1 dark with apex pale; pronotum with variable amounts of black; pubescence of short pale hairs. Fore-wings pale greenish yellow, legs yellow. 

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Photos showing key features required. 


Associated with damp marshy habitats.

When to see it

July to September.

Life History

Feeds on the eggs of leafhoppers.

UK Status

Widely distributed. 

VC55 Status

Rarely recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map