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First recorded in the late 1980s, this continental seed bug has become naturalised in the UK and is now common in southern and central England at least.
Originally native to southern Europe, where a number of trees in the Cupressaceae are used as hostplants, in Britain it is often associated with Lawson's Cypress.
Adult: All year
Length ~6 mm
|Adult: north London (November 2008) ©Tristan Bantock
|Adult: south London (October 2007) ©Toby Barton
||Adult: south London (October 2007) ©Toby Barton
|Adult: Hants (April 2008) ©Alby Oakshott