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Charagochilus gyllenhalii
Family: Miridae

Charogochilus species are small dark plant bugs which are covered in scale-like golden pubescence. The wing membrane is often strongly curved downwards and the tibial spines are very fine and pale.

C. gyllenhalii is
found widely across Britain on bedstraws (Galium) growing in open situations. The similar but very rare C. weberi is known from several southern woodland sites and is associated with cow-wheat growing in shade.

The new generation of adults appears from mid-summer onwards and overwinters.


Adult: All year
Length ~3.5 mm 
Charagochilus gyllenhalii
Adult: Surrey (July 2009) ©Tristan Bantock

Charagochilus gyllenhalii Charagochilus gyllenhalii
Adult: Surrey (July 2009) ©Tristan Bantock

Adult: Surrey (July 2009) ©Tristan Bantock