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Berytinus species are characterised by the short 2nd antennal segment (less than the length of the club on the 1st segment) and by the short hind femora, which do not reach the apex of the corium.
In B. montivagus the club of the 1st antennal segment is brown and much paler than the 4th segment. The wing membrane is very broadly rounded at the tip and usually extensively marked with black. The clubs of the hind femora are also usually dark.
Found locally throughout much of England and Wales, where it is often associated with medicks on calcareous soils. Adults overwinter, mating early in the spring; the new generation is complete from July onwards.
Adult: All year
Length 5.0-7.0 mm
Surrey (August 2013) ©Tristan