Ophion slaviceki

    Description

    Ophion slaviceki is a large orange species (forewing 14‒17 mm); head with large ocelli usually touching, or almost touching, inner margin of compound eye; temple in female slightly shorter; male usually with temples more or less yellow. 

    Similar Species

    Other Ophion species.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required. If the photo doesn't show the key ID features then in the comments box describe the size and identifying characters you have observed.

    Habitat

    Various habitats.

    When to see it

    September and October, later flying than other Ophion species.

    UK Status

    Under recorded n Britain, has been frequently misidentified as O. luteus.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known as the species seems to be under recorded. 

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