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.
Good photographs showing dorsal pigmentation needed for verification.
Associated with St. John's wort (Hypericum)
Adult: July to September.
Found mainly in southern chalk grasslands.
Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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