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A genus of small and inconspicuous bugs, in which the females are very broad-bodied and brachypterous, and the 2nd antennal segment is longer than the 4th.
In L. pselaphiformis, the head is dark brown, and red posteriorly, and the forewings are largely dark brown without white patches. The macropterous males are rarely seen, but are broader than in L. elegantula, the pronotum being 2.5 times as wide posteriorly as anteriorly.
Not often reported, but widely distributed, occurring on the bark of trees such as hawthorn, beech and birch, often lichen-covered.
Adult: May to August
Length 1.5-2.5 mm
female: Berkshire (June 2011) ©Jonathan
|Adult female: Inverness-shire (September 2010) ©Joe Botting||Adult female: Berkshire (June 2011) ©Jonathan Michaelson|