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Eremocoris are medium-sized ground bugs which have rather reddish-brown forewings and a pair of semicircular white spots on the membrane, adjacent to the cuneus.
E. plebejus has two large and several smaller spines on the front femora and long erect tibial hairs (up to 2x tibial width). E. podagricus has shorter tibial hairs, equal to the width of the tibiae.
A scarce bug, known mainly from pine forests in the eastern Highland region of Scotland, where it has been found in moss or amongst pine needle litter. There are are also a few isolated records from England and Wales. Adults overwinter and mate in the spring; the new generation is complete by August.
Adult: All year
Length 5-7 mm
Compare: E. podagricus
|Adult: Highland, Scotland (May 2008) ©Tim Ransom