Conwentzia pineticola

    Description

    One of several similar species. Detailed examination is always needed to determine species, and this is often only possible with males. The wings are clothed with a mealy off white powder.

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    Habitat

    Found in various habitats but mainly associated with pine and also attracted to light.

    When to see it

    April to November.

    Life History

    Larva eats aphids on trees.

    UK Status

    Widespread in England, but under recorded, rare in Scotland and not yet recorded in Wales or Ireland.

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were only 3 validated records for this species according to the 'Checklist of Neuroptera and allies in VC55' published in 2018.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map