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The patterning of this largely grass-feeding genus is normally easily recognised, but the species are less easily separated, in some cases involving microscopic examination.
A. ribauti is one of several difficult species to identify, including the very similar A. laevis, from which certain separation relies on the genitalia. Females have densely-packed, coarse puncturation on the forewings, making them appear relatively matt. The pronotum patterning has black anterior spots, and chestnut-brown patches behind it, and the scutellum is dominated by the black basal triangles that abut the sides.
Reasonably common in dry grassy areas in southern England and Wales.
Adult: March to November
Length 3 mm
|Adult: north London (September 2008) ©Tristan Bantock
south London (November 2007) ©Joe