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Megalocoleus tanaceti
Family: Miridae

There are two species in this genus, both of which are fairly distinctive. The tibial spines are wider than the tibial width and the apical segment of the tarsi is dark.

M. tanaceti is bright yellow-green in
colour and the upper surface is covered in coarse black hairs. Locally common on tansy throughout much of Britain.

Adult: July-September
Length 5.0 mm
Megalocoleus tanaceti
Adult: south London (July 2009) ©Tristan Bantock

Megalocoleus tanaceti Megalocoleus tanaceti
Adult: south London (July 2009) ©Tristan Bantock

Nymph: south London (July 2009) ©Tristan Bantock