Watch out for Linnaemya picta!

Linnaemya picta was added to the British list in the last few years, starting first in Kent and then being found in Suffolk. Ivan Perry has reported some in his garden in Cambridgeshire and Steve Downes has found a lot in Suffolk this year, so it seems to me on the move and spreading in force.

Recently a suspected L.picta was photographed in the Reading University area but, tantalizingly, a specimens wasn’t taken so we can’t confirm it … yet! 😉  So keep your eyes open for Linnaemya that look like tessellans (black legs) and check every one against the amended key in the above article.