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Conomelus is a distinctive genus which can be confused only with the rarer Euconomelus lepidus.
Usually brachypterous, but fully-winged individuals are also found. The wings have dark spots on the otherwise pale veins, and are darker at the base and tip; there may be pale marks at the hind margin, but these are not distinct. The frons is pale brown, darker brown below, and the keels of the vertex are concolourous with the remainder.
A common species feeding on Juncus (rushes) in meadows, woodlands and a range of other damp habitats across Britain.
Adult: June to November
Length 4 mm
mid Wales (September 2008) ©Joe
|Adult: east London (October 2008)
east London (October 2008) ©Tristan Bantock