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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 pale green species is abundant throughout Britain on hairy willowherb Epilobium hirsutum, and the red basal antennal segments are distinctive. The adults are always macropterous and often show a dark spot at the apex of both the corium and the cuneus.
Specific structural characters:
- Length of 3rd antennal segment ≥ head width across eyes
- Hind tibiae long
Compare: D. errans
Adult: mainly July-October
Length 4-5 mm
|Adult: Berks (September 2008) ©Jonathan Michaelson
|Adult: north London (July 2008) ©Tristan Bantock
||Adult: Hants (March 2008) ©Alby Oakshott|
|Adult: Kent (September 2007) ©Joe Botting
||Adult: Leics (September 2008) ©David Gould|