42.002 Stathmopoda pedella 0877
ws: 10-14mm; Jul; alder (Alnus glutinosa), grey alder (A.incana); local in SE England from Somerset to Norfolk, outlying populations in Lincolnshire, S.Yorkshire and Cumbria.
ID: Unmistakeable. Specimen §1 is worn and is not displaying the classical and unique resting posture of this species - it stands on fore- and midlegs with the hindlegs projecting between them at ~90 degrees to body and angled slightly upwards.
Page published 09/08/2012