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Lasiosomus enervis
Family: Lygaeidae

This small ground bug is rather similiar to the much commoner Stygnocoris sabulosus, which is also covered in pale hairs, but the anterior half of the pronotum is unpunctured and the rows of punctures on the corium are more widely spaced.

An uncommon and apparently rather poorly known species, which has been recorded from a range of habitats including woodland clearings, chalk grassland, coastal sand dunes and heathland. It feeds on the seeds of a range of plant species.

Adult: All year
Length 3.5-4.0 mm
Lasiosomus enervis
Adult: Essex (July 2010) ©Tristan Bantock


Lasiosomus enervis


Nymph: Essex (June 2011) ©Tristan Bantock