Previously within the Paracharactus genus. In Britain the genus is represented by a single species and is absent from Ireland. There are two species in Europe.

The genus Phymatoceropsis is characterised within the Blennocampinae by the following features. The outer orbits of the eyes have a pronounced groove posteriorly along most of the length of eye. Posterior of mesoscutellum with some conspicuous pits (absent in Paracharactus species). Claws with a small inner tooth. Hind wing with an enclosed cell M.

Larvae feed on Ranunculaceae and Sambucus spp.

Species list:

Phymatoceropsis gracilicornis (Zaddach, 1859)


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