Anteon fulviventre (Haliday,1828)


This species is also known under numerous synonyms (Else in Archer, 2004).



Throughout England, Wales, Scotland and the Isle of Man. Also recorded from Ireland (O’Connor et al., 2009).

It occurs in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Spain and Switzerland. Also known from Morocco and Algeria.

Status (in Britain only)

No status is available, but probably not threatened.


Found in a wide range of habitats including bog, dry acid grassland, coastal shingle, fen, shingle bank, water meadows, woodland and heathland. This species can usually be found by sweeping grasses, rarely on trees (oak).

Flight period

Mainly found during June and July but also August, rarely during May, September and October.

Flowers visited

No data available.


No data available.

Parasitic biology

Acting as a parasitoid/predator on leaf-hoppers (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae). Hosts – Macrostelini: Macrosteles frontalis (Scott)* (France), Athysanini: Mocydia crocea (Herrich- Schäffer) (England), Opsiini: Opsius lethierryi Wagner (Italy).

Author of profile

Authors of profile: J T Burn, M E Archer.

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