Parasemidalis fuscipennis - Parasemidalis fuscipennis

Description

Wingspan 6 mm. This is one of several rather similar looking greyish white waxflies. Expert help should be sought when identifying these species and detailed examination of the specimen is usually necessary.

Habitat

Examples have been taken from pine, oak and Bulrush (Typha latifolia).

When to see it

June and July.

UK Status

Widespread but very local in England south of a line from Liverpool to Whitby and with only a single record from Wales.

VC55 Status

Rare or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland where there may be only two previous records.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map