Scymnus suturalis

    Description

    Length 1.75 to 2.25 mm. The elytra are red-brown or chestnut brown usually with a dark brown mark behind the scutellum and have long, mainly backward-pointing hairs.

    Similar Species

    The only similar Scymnus is S. limbatus which is found on deciduous trees in wetland, so habitat can be important when determining species.

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    Habitat

    Associated with Pine.

    When to see it

    Usually found between April and October.

    UK Status

    Widespread in Britain, although possibly under recorded due to its very small size.

    VC55 Status

    Infrequent or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were only 7 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015, the last in 1999.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map