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Drymus brunneus
Family: Lygaeidae

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
Drymus brunneus
Adult: Berkshire (March 2010) ©Jonathan Michaelson

Drymus brunneus Drymus brunneus
Adult: Yorks (February 2008) ©Joe Botting

Adult: Cheshire (April 2008) ©Shane Farrell

Drymus brunneus Drymus brunneus
Adult: Wilts (December 2007) ©Brian Kilford

Adult: Surrey (July 2009) ©Tristan Bantock