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Stygnocoris fuligineus
Family: Lygaeidae

Stygnocoris species are small ground bugs in which the pronotum and forewings are covered in fine hairs. The pronotum is punctured throughout, and the front femora lack spines.

S. fuligineus and the closely related 
S. sabulosus are very similar; this species is distinguished by the duller aspect of the dorsal surface, the much shorter pubescence and the darker femora. It is is always macropterous. There are probably two generations a year which mature in the summer and autumn.

Common throughout the UK in a variety of grassy habitats.

Adult: All year
Length 2.5-3.5 mm

Stygnocoris fuligineus
Adult: east London (April 2009) ©Tristan Bantock

Stygnocoris fuligineus Stygnocoris sabulosus
Adult: east London (April 2009) ©Tristan Bantock

Adult: east London (April 2009) ©Tristan Bantock