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Brachyarthrum limitatum
Family: Miridae

A fairly distinctive bug which is associated with aspen. The sexes are rather different in colour; females are orange-brown with a black head while males are uniformly brown-black. The antennae are always entirely black or dark red and the legs yellow-orange.

Found widely across central and southern England.

Adult: June - July
Length ~4.5 mm 
Brachyarthrum limitatum
Adult female: west London (July 2009) ©Tristan Bantock

Brachyarthrum limitatum
Adult female: west London (July 2009) ©Tristan Bantock