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Drymus is one of several lygaeid genera in which the front femur has one larger tooth and several small ones; it is rather a difficult genus to identify. D. brunneus and D. sylvaticus are by far the most common species.
In D. brunneus the tibiae lack long erect hairs and the posterior part of the pronotum is brownish in colour. The forewings are markedly widened across the centre of the abdomen.
Usually found in damper habitats than D. sylvaticus, often in moist leaf litter.
Compare D. sylvaticus
Adult: All year
Length 4-5 mm
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