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Globiceps fulvicollis cruciatus
Family: Miridae

Globiceps species are black and pale yellow mirids which are similar to the much more common D. flavoquadrimaculatus.
The three species are difficult to separate in the field and ideally require examination of a specimen. Habitat can be a useful consideration. 

G. f. cruciatus males are usually macropterous and females brachypterous. The 2nd antennal segment is <1.45x the base of the pronotum in males and <1.75x in females.
Females have a relatively wide head (>0.6x length of the 2nd antennal segment).

A scarce species most frequently associated with creeping willow growing in damp, open situations, particularly dune slacks and damp heaths. It is now probably absent from eastern England and mainly confined to the west coast of Britain.

Adult: July-September
Length 5-5.5 mm
Globiceps fulvicollis cruciatus
Adult male: north Wales (July 2009) ©Tristan Bantock

Globiceps fulvicollis cruciatus Globiceps fulvicollis cruciatus
Adult female: north Wales (July 2009) ©Tristan Bantock

Adult female: north Wales (July 2009) ©Tristan Bantock