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Physatocheila smreczynskii
Family: Tingidae

In Physatocheila species, the sides of the pronotum are distinctly down-turned. There are
three keels on the pronotum, all of which reach the head.

Very similar to the much more common P. dumetorum, this species is larger and wider across the middle of the forewings. The dark marginal area of the middle of the forewings has three rows of meshes.  In the extremely rare P. harwoodi, the dark marginal area does not extend to the basal third of the forewings.

A very scarce species confined to southern England, where it is most frequently associated with lichen-covered apple trees.


Adult: All year
Length 3.5-4.0 mm 
Physatocheila smreczynskii
Adult: Hants (June 2011) ©Tristan Bantock


Physatocheila smreczynskii


Adult: Hants (June 2011) ©Tristan Bantock