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junci (formerly L. juncorum)
One of a very distinctive genus with inflated 1st and 2nd antennal segments and expanded front margin to the head, but no distinct genal cones. The wings are opaque yellow-brown.
L. juncorum is distinguished from the rare L. crefeldensis by the dark spots along the posterior margin of the forewing, and the 2nd antennal segment, which is much more expanded.
A locally common species in marshes and wet meadow areas across the UK on Juncus species (rushes).
Length ~2.5 mm
mid Wales (September 2006) ©Joe
London (June 2009) ©Tristan
Lincoln (October 2008) ©Michael Talbot