Anteon pubicorne (Dalman, 1818)

Synonyms

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

Distribution

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

 

It occurs in Albania, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Mongolia, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland. Also known from Russia, Morocco and Korea.

Status (in Britain only)

No status is available, but probably not threatened.

Identification

Found in a wide range of habitats including bog, calcareous grassland, canal margins, coastal shingle, dry acid grassland, fen, lowland heathland, parkland, saltmarsh, sand dunes, wet meadows, woodland and heathland. This species can usually be found by sweeping grasses, very rarely off trees.

Flight period

Mainly found during June and July, rarely during May and August.

Parasitic biology

Acting as a parasitoid/predator on leaf-hoppers (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae). Hosts – Paralimnini: Arocephalus punctum (Flor) (England), Arthaldeus pascuellus (Fallén) (England), Adarus ocellaris (Fallén) (England), Jassargus distinguendus (Flor) (England), Psammotettix confinis (Dahlbom), P. nodosus (Ribaut) (England), Athysanini: Euscelis incisus (Kirschbaum) (England), Mocydia crocea (Herrich-Schäffer) (England), Streptanus sordidus (Zetterstedt) (England), Macropsini: Macropsis sp. (Poland), Macrostelini: Macrosteles sexnotatus (Fallén) (England); M. viridigriseus (Edwards) (England), Macrosteles sp. (England), Opsiini: Opsius lethierryi (Wagner) (Morocco), O. stactogalus Fieber* (Italy).

Author of profile

J T Burn, M E Archer.

Year profile last updated

2012