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Chartoscirta cincta
Family: Saldidae

This genus comprises three species which have very concave sides to the pronotum. The pronotum also has a transverse furrow across its entire width.

C. cincta is distinguished by the antennae, which are of uniform thickness, with the 2nd segment dark. The wing membrane is long (half the length of the corium) and the upper surface lacks long hairs.

A common and widespread species in marshes or at the margins of rivers and lakes.

Compare C. cocksii

Adult: All year
Length 3.5-4.0 mm
Chartoscirta cincta
Adult: Berks (June 2008) ©Jonathan Michaelson

Chartoscirta cincta Charetoscirta cincta
?Nymph: Dorset (August 2010) ©Mark Dunkling

Adult: Dorset (August 2010) ©Mark Dunkling