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Agnocoris reclairei
Family: Miridae

The colouration of this species is quite striking and should make it relatively easily identified. Neither image here shows the keel on the vertex, which is an important feature, but the paler midline on the pronotum, the dark arcs on the membrane and the densely hairy forewings are useful characters. More importantly, the very short antennae (especially the 2nd segment) are distinctive.

Most frequently on White Willow Salix alba. It is associated with wet areas, and overwinters in moss, litter or on conifers. Traditionally known only from the fens of East Anglia its range has expanded in recent years and it is now much more widespread.


Adult: All year
Length 4.5-5.5 mm
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Adult: Lincoln (March 2008) ©Michael E. Talbot

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Adult: west London (July 2010) ©Tristan Bantock

Adult: west London (July 2010) ©Tristan Bantock