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This large and difficult genus (8 species), is characterised by the wing venation and patterning (note in particular the small cell near the posterior side margin, and the small dark arcs on either side of the peak of the vertex).
This species has short wings (about equal in length to the body) and a sharply pointed vertex (as seen from above). The extent of the dark patches on the forewings is variable, but their position is consistent, and there are often dark streaks developed within cells (as seen here near the midline).
The species is locally distributed on sandy soils in the south of England, Ireland, and Wales.
Adult: June to October
Length 3 mm
|Adult: south London (September 2007) ©Joe
|Adult: north Wales (June 2007) ©Tristan Bantock||Adult: north Wales (June 2007) ©Tristan Bantock