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This fragile-looking but umistakeable bug has a dark head and pronotum, pale annulated legs and a greenish abdomen. There is a long spine on the scutellum.
G. punctipes feeds on restharrow and is particularly associated with restharrow growing on sand. The bug occurs widely throughout England and Wales, frequently on sand dunes, although is rare in Ireland. Adults overwinter, mating in the spring. The new generation is complete by August.
Adult: All year
Length 4-5 mm
|Adult: north Wales (June 2008) ©Tristan Bantock
|Adults: north Wales (June 2009) ©Tristan Bantock
||Nymph: north Wales (July 2008) ©Tristan Bantock