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Euconomelus is a distinctive genus, which can be confused only with the common Conomelus anceps among the UK fauna. The genera can be separated by the presence of a keel on the base of the second antennal segment in Euconomelus, but markings should also provide a reliable separation.
E. lepidus brachypters have distinct white patches along the hind margin of the forewing, whereas only faint paler marks are present in C. anceps. The keels on the vertex and pronotum are also paler in E. lepidus and concolorous in C. anceps. E. lepidus is also distinguished by pale spots on the frons, and strong pale bands on the fore and mid tibiae.
A local species on Eleocharis (sedge) in southern and central England.
Adult: June to October
Length 1.8-3.0 mm (macropters ~3.5 mm)
female: Dorset (August 2010)
Dorset (August 2010)