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Macrotylus paykulli
Family: Miridae

A distinctive genus comprising three rather parallel-sided grey-green species, characterised by a dense covering of coarse, dark hairs on the forewings and a striking wing membrane pattern. The tibial spines are fine and inconspicuous.

M. paykulli is distinguished by its small size and the colour of the basal antennal segment, which is dark and mainly black.

Found on restharrow across the UK except for Scotland, often occuring abundantly on the host plant.

Adult: May-September
Length 3-4 mm 
Macrotylus paykulli
Adult: north Wales (May 2008) ©Tristan Bantock

Macrotylus paykulli adult
Adult: north Wales (May 2008) ©Tristan Bantock

Adult: north Wales (June 2009) ©Tristan Bantock
adult nymph
Adult: north Wales (May 2008) ©Tristan Bantock

Nymph: north Wales (May 2008) ©Tristan Bantock