Anteon gaullei Kieffer,1905


Also known under a number of synonyms (Else in Archer, 2005).


Throughout England and Wales, with a few records from Scotland and Ireland (Murlough House, Tollymore Park, Kerry; Athdown, Wicklow).

Overseas it occurs in Austria, the former Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Holland, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and Russia.

Status (in Britain only)

No status is available, but probably not threatened.


Found in a wide range of habitats including bog, coastal vegetated shingle, lowland dry acid grassland, fen, lowland heathland, coastal sand dunes, sandy woodland and disused sand quarry. Can usually be found by sweeping grass.

Flight period

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

Flowers visited

No data available.


No data available.

Parasitic biology

Acting as a parasitoid/predator on leaf-hoppers (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae). Hosts – Macropsini: Macropsis sp. (Poland).

Author of profile

J T Burn, M E Archer.

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