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(Formerly Aphrodes flavostriatus)
Anoscopus species generally have a more rounded vertex than in Aphrodes, and often distinctive patterning. Although males are often identifiable from photographs, species can be variable and difficult to separate; females in particular are often difficult to identify.
Males of this species are distinctive but should be compared with P. histrionicus; the forewings have dark streaks between pale veins, with a dark band near the apex. The scutellum is partly brown or pale and the complex pattern on the vertex is consistent.
Found occasionally on grasses across the UK, usually in damp areas.
Adult: July to October
Length: 3.3-3.6 mm
male: Kent (July 2011) ©Tristan
|Adult male: Kent (July 2011) ©Tristan Bantock||Adult male: Kent (July 2011) ©Tristan Bantock|
|Adult male: Dorset (July 2011) ©Mark Dunkling||Nymph: Dorset (July 2011) ©Mark Dunkling|