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Macrosteles is a large and very difficult genus; many species require dissection for definite identification. Most are pale yellowish, grass-living species with a number of black markings on the vertex.
M. septemnotatus is distinctive in normally having a vivid yellow colouration in the basal third of the forewings (some specimens without, as below), and large black spots on the scutellum, and the centre (sometimes) and apex of the vertex. A further black spot is usually present on the postclypeus. The pronotum is translucent.
Locally distributed on Filipendula ulmaria (meadow-sweet) in south-central England and Wales.
Adult: July to September
Length 3-4 mm
Scarborough (August 2009) ©Joe
|Adult: Dorset (June 2009) ©Mark Dunkling||Nymph:
(August 2008) ©Joe
|Nymph: Dorset (June 2009) ©Mark Dunkling|