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Deltocephalus species have dark brownish wings and the vertex usually has dark spots on the vertex.
In D. maculiceps there are two large spots which are separated by their own diameter; sometimes there are also two smaller ones at the apex of the vertex (as shown here). The forewings, pronotum and scutellum are uniformly light brown and the femora are blackish except at the tips.
A local species found mainly on acid heathland in southern and central England.
Compare: D. pulicaris
Adult: June to October
Length 3.0-3.5 mm
|Adult: Hants (September 2008) ©Tristan Bantock
|Adult: Hants (September 2008) ©Tristan Bantock||Adult: Hants (September 2008) ©Tristan Bantock