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In this genus the forewings are sprinkled with dark dots. The similar but rarer Euscelidius has larger ocelli, which are closer to the eye (nearer than their own diameter).
Very similar to E. incisus; reliable separation of males is best achieved from the genitalia. Females can often be recognised by the pattern of three dark longitudinal stripes on the upperside of the apical abdominal segments (enitrely dark in E. incisus).
A local species found in grassy areas across England and Wales, sometimes at high altitude. The host plants are uncertain, but may be members of the Poaceae or Fabaceae.
Adult: August to December, at least sometimes overwintering
Length 4 mm
female: Jersey (March 2010) ©Tim
|Adult female: North Wales (September 2012) ©Joe Botting||Adult female: North Wales (September 2012) ©Joe Botting|