Idiocerus herrichi


Over all length 6 - 7mm. This is a highly patterned, difficult to identify group. This species has three black triangles and a horse-shoe mark on its scutelum and a broad pale mark on its pronotum, which are diagnostic. Unfortunately they are not very clear in the photograph.


Almost always associated with willows, though it may overwinter on evergreens.

Status and distribution

A southern species that is establishing itself on willows and gradually spreading northwards. Uncommon in Nottinghamshire but a population is established at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

Adult - August to November.