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Kelisia fasciata
Family: Delphacidae

A highly variable species of this rather elongate genus. The markings on the forewings range from a small black spot at the apex of the wing (right) to almost entirely dark (below). There is a small black spot on the genae, separated from the margins. The cubital vein is unforked (see bottom right).

It is a locally distributed species, found at the bases of sedges in wetland areas in southern and central England.

Adult: July to ?December
Length ~4 mm
Kelisia fasciata
Adult: south London (December 2007) ©Joe Botting

dark form face
Adult: south London (December 2007) ©Joe Botting

Adult: south London (November 2007) ©Joe Botting

dark form detail
Adult: south London (November 2008) ©Tristan Bantock
Detail showing unforked cubital vein (marked) ©Tristan Bantock