Linnaemya picta – male genitalia

Linnaemya picta was added to the British list fairly recently but has been found in a few localities this year – namely Kent, Suffolk & Cambridgeshire. There was also a suspected record from the Reading University grounds but this wasn’t confirmed beyond doubt. So it is worth noting that the male genitalia are particularly distinctive, with the characteristic curved and spoon-shaped tip:

Linnaemya picta (male, genitalia, x4 magnification)

Linnaemya picta (male, genitalia, x3.5 magnification)

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