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Lamproplax picea
Family: Lygaeidae

A medium-sized species in which the upperside is dark brown and very shiny. The front half of the pronotum is smooth, while the posterior half densely punctured. The front femur bears two fine spines and the 4th antennal segment is rather pale, particularly towards the tip.

Known from England, Scotland and Wales, but local in Sphagnum bogs and rarely common.

Adult: All year
Length 4.0-5.0 mm
Lamproplax picea
Adult: Highland (September 2010) ©Joe Botting