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Blaste quadrimaculata (Latreille, 1794)

Uncommon in Ireland, rare in Britain

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Region Main date range Extreme dates
North Unknown 25 June - 9 July
South Unknown 3 July - 24 July

Summary: has most frequently been found on inorganic substrates (house walls and rock) though also seen on trees/shrubs.


  • Deciduous branches: apple.
  • Conifer/evergreen branches: Chinese juniper (next to a wall).
  • Other microhabitats: house walls, lichen-covered rock especially in limestone areas and wooden fence.

Sampling techniques: hand searching and beating branches.


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