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Catoplatus fabricii
Family: Tingidae

The front margin of the pronotum is almost straight in this species and the lateral margins are slightly concave, particularly just behind the head. The 3rd antennal segment is as thick as the 4th.

A scarce species associated with Ox-eye daisy Leucanthemum vulgare growing in dry, sunny situations, frequently on calcareous soils. Adults hibernate in moss close to the foodplant.

Mainly confined to southern England and south Wales.


Adult: All year
Length 3.8-4.5 mm
Catoplatus fabricii
Adult: Isle of Wight (July 2010) ©Ian Boyd