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Eremocoris podagricus
Family: Lygaeidae

Eremocoris are medium-sized or large ground bugs which have rather reddish-brown forewings and a pair of semicircular white spots on the membrane, adjacent to the cuneus.

E. podagricus has
two large and several smaller spines on the front femora. The tibial hairs are roughly equal to the tibial width. E. plebejus  has longer tibial hairs (up to 2X tibial width).

A southern species, found locally in chalky and sandy areas across central and southern England. Seems particularly associated with moss beneath hawthorns growing on chalk downland.

Adult: All year
Length 5.0-6.5 mm
Eremocoris podagricus
Adult: south London (April 2010) ©David Element

Eremocoris podagricus Eremocoris podagricus
Adult: Surrey (April 2011) ©Tristan Bantock

Adult: Surrey (April 2011) ©Tristan Bantock

Eremocoris podagricus Eremocoris podagricus
Adult: Oxon (April 2010) ©Bob Knight

Adult: Herts (May 2009) ©Phil Warner