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This genus comprises 11 rather oval saldids which have an entirely dark pronotum and forewings which completely overlap. There are several very similar species which are often difficult to identify.
S. orthochila is one of the more recognisable species, with a single prominent pale spot on the margin of the forewing, near the apex of the corium. The side margins of the pronotum are rather straight.
This is the only saldid species found in dry habitats, such as wastelands, sand dunes and grasslands. It is found throughout the UK, but more commonly in the north.
Compare: S. saltatoria
Adult: All year
Length 3.5-5 mm
|Adult: Yorks (October 2008) ©Joe
|Adult male: Yorks (May 2008) ©Joe
||Adult female: Yorks (May 2008) ©Joe
(late instar): Leeds (May 2008) ©Joe