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Members of this genus can be difficult to identify using structural features, but general coloration and hostplant are often informative.
This species is found on Foxglove throughout UK and can be macropterous or brachypterous. The 2nd antennal segment is usually pale or dark at the base only and the head is pale with dark markings.
Specific structural characters:
- Length of 3rd antennal segment < head width across eyes
- Tibial spines < tibial width
Compare: D. stachydis
Adult: All year
Length 3.5-4 mm
north Wales (July 2008) ©Tristan
|Adult: mid Wales (August 2007) ©Joe Botting||Adult:
north London (April 2008) ©Tristan