Dark-vented Aglaostigma

Aglaostigma aucupariae


Body length 7 - 9mm. Mainly black with a broad red band around the abdomen and white shoulder stripes.


Woodland edge and hedgerows. The larvae feed on bedstraws.

Status and distribution

Mainly restricted to the southern half of Britain. Fairly common in Nottinghamshire and very common at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

March to June.