Zygina hyperici

    Description

    Length: 2 to 3 mm. Zygina hyperci is a distinctive species which is sexually dimorphic; males are yellow with the apex of the scutellum dark, while females are whitish-yellow with broad dark red markings running across the centre of the dorsal surface, covering the majority of the scutellum and clavus.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    Good photographs showing dorsal pigmentation needed for verification. 

    Habitat

    Associated with St. John's wort (Hypericum

    When to see it

    Adult: July to September.

    UK Status

    Found mainly in southern chalk grasslands. 

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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