|A BIT ABOUT BUGS
This genus comprises five very small and almost entirely black bugs with rather broad hind femora. Halticus species are similar, but have longer antennae (> body length). The 2nd antennal segment in Chlamydatus is < head width.
In C. wilkinsoni the forewings are entirely black and the hairs on the hind tibia do not arise from large black spots. The hind femora are dark with a pale apex and the shiny forewings are sparsely covered in fine pale hairs. Adults are usually brachypterous, the wings reaching no further than the mid-abdomen.
Locally common in short grassland throughout Britain, but usually associated with upland areas apart from in the far north.
Compare C. pulicarius, C. evanescens, C. pullus, C. saltitans
Adult: June - September
Length 2-3 mm
|Adult: mid Wales (August 2013) ©Joe Botting