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A medium-sized brownish deltocephaline species in which the vertex has two dark transverse bands. The forewing edge and veins are pale and the tips of the apical cells often darkened. In males the wings are as long as the abdomen; in females they reach about two-thirds of its length. There is a noticeable dark mark behind the eye.
A common species in a variety of grassland habitats throughout the UK.
Adult: May to September
Length 5-6 mm
|Adult male: north Wales (May 2008) ©Tristan Bantock
|Adult male: north Wales (May 2008) ©Tristan Bantock||Adult male: Yorks (April 2009) ©Joe Botting
|Adult female: east London (May 2009) ©Tristan Bantock
||Adult female: east London (May 2009) ©Tristan Bantock
|Adult female: Yorks (April 2009) ©Joe Botting
||Nymph: Yorks (April 2009) ©Joe Botting