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Macropsis is a large and complex group of species which are often difficult to identify. The genus is distinguished by the striations on the pronotum which run diagonally from the corners to the centre of the front margin (parallel to the hind margin in Oncopsis).
M. fuscula is a greyish-yellow species in which the inner margin of the clavus is characteristically pale. In females, the majority of the forewing veins are pale apically but dark near the base; in males they are uniformly dark. The extent of the dark markings on the face, scutellum and pronotum is very variable.
Found on brambles in England and Wales, as is M. scotti.
Adult: June to October
Length 4.5-5 mm
|Adult female: north Wales (August 2008) ©Joe
|Adult female: Dorset (July 2009) ©Mark Dunkling
||Adult female: north Wales (August 2008) ©Joe