Originally Posted by goosey
I would have expected there to have been more than just this one species the same in both NL and GB!
Well, a German Heteropterist (Ringo Dietze) just taught me today
that in Germany and other parts of Europe (France, Eastern-Europe) there is indeed another species with similar antennae: Excentricus planicornis
, but those are supposed to have dark legs as oposed to the pale yellowish-green legs on Heterotoma planicornis.
Checking with Fauna Europaea teaches us that those are listed as "no data"
for NL and GB, which is a much weaker statement than "Not Present"
. I'm guessing that they must be very rare (no records), but at the same time cannot be totally ruled out (??!).
All my images of adults are dated "mid july", so you may have to wait a bit to get a chance of a picture. For the time being I've dropped in one of mine - but certainly not "Gallery"-material.