Fig 1

DESCRIPTION: Length up to 5.5mm. A dinky little beauty with a general rust-coloured appearance and antennae that are brown and black.  The pronotum is light brown and punctated, the scutellum similarly coloured with pale blotches. The corium and wing membranes are mainly transparent with the former with a chequered edging. BEHAVIOUR: Adults over winter and can be seen on ground level vegetation.  DISTRIBUTION: Well-distributed throughout most of Britain. HABITAT: Found wherever Birch trees are found. PERIOD: Can be seen all year round. During the winter months it can be found withon lwer vegetation.

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