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Physatocheila dumetorum
Family: Tingidae

In Physatocheila species, the sides of the pronotum are distinctly down-turned. There are
three keels on the pronotum, all of which reach the head.

One of three lacebugs in this genus and by far the most common, P. dumetorum is only slightly widened across the middle of the forewings and is smaller than the others. The dark marginal area of the middle of the forewings has predominantly two rows of meshes, rather than three. The tarsi and apical antennal segment are dark.

Typically found on lichen-covered trees, particularly hawthorn, across much of England and Wales.


Adult: All year
Length 2.5-3 mm 
Physatocheila dumetorum
Adult: north London (May 2009) ©Tristan Bantock

Physatocheila dumetorum Physatocheila dumetorum
Adult: north London (August 2008) ©Tristan Bantock

Adult: north London (May 2009) ©Tristan Bantock

Physatocheila dumetorum Physatocheila dumetorum
Adult: north London (April 2008) ©Tristan Bantock

Adult: north London (April 2008) ©Tristan Bantock