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