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Peritrechus nubilus
Family: Lygaeidae

Peritrechus species have only one or two small spines on the front femora. As in Scolopostethus, a pale spot is present at the sides of the pronotum, although this is not always obvious.

P. nubilus is simlar to P. geniculatus but the 3rd antennal segment is thinner than the 1st and the pronotum is more square-sided. The markings on the upper surface are often brighter and there is usually a prominent pale spot at the base of the membrane. The rarer P. gracilicornis has mainly pale hind tibiae.

A local bug recorded from a variety of habitats across the coastal counties of southern and eastern England. 

Adult: all year
Length 5-6 mm

Peritrechus nubilus


Adult: east London (September 2009) ©Tristan Bantock

Peritrechus nubilus Peritrechus nubilus
Adult: Essex (September 2010) ©Tristan Bantock

Adult: Essex (September 2010) ©Tristan Bantock