Aphelopus serratus Richards,1939


Sussex to Kent and north to Lancashire and Yorkshire, Scotland (Dumfries & Galloway, Lanarkshire, Highlands).

Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Poland, Hungary, Russia (Serbia), Germany, Austria, Nederlands, Belgium, Switzerland, France, Spain, Italy.

Status (in Britain only)




Probably occurs in a wide variety of habitats including Chalk Grasslands, Fenland, Moorlands, Sandy Woodlands, Heathlands, Sand Dunes



Flight period

Adults are active from April until August but mainly during May, June and July and particularly during June

Prey collected

Acting as a parasitoid/predator on Typylybinae, Cicadellidae (Leaf Hoppers)  Hosts in Britain: Typhloybinae (Cicadellidae (Hemiptera). Hosts in England: (Alebra albastriella (Fallén), Kybos smaragdulus (Fallén), Alnetoidia alneti (Dahlbom), Eupterycyba jacunda (Herrich-Schäffer), Fagocyba cruenta (Herrich-Schäffer), Lindllergina aurovittata (Douglas), Ribautiana tenerrima (Herrich-Schäffer), Typhlocyba quercus (Fabricius).

Flowers visited

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Author of profile

M E Archer

Map compiled by J T Burn, M E Archer, M Edwards.

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