British Bugs
HOME A BIT ABOUT BUGS GALLERY SYSTEMATIC LISTS RECORDING BUGS CONTACT US LINKS

Halticus luteicollis
Family: Miridae

Halticus species are very small plant bugs with mainly pale legs and very long antennae (longer than the body).

In H. luteicollis the head is pale and the pronotum often partly pale also. The head is very narrow and pointed when viewed face-on and the femora are pale with a dark base. This species is always macropterous and covered in scale-like gold hairs.

A common bug acros southern Britain on bedstraws (Galium) and white bryony.


Adult: June-September
Length ~3 mm

Halticus luteicollis
Adult: Dorset (August 2009) ©Mark Dunkling

Halticus luteicollis Halticus luteicollis
Adult: Surrey (July 2009) ©Tristan Bantock

Adult: Surrey (July 2009) ©Tristan Bantock