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Adelphocoris ticinensis
Family: Miridae

This is usually a striking reddish-brown plant bug, but is sometimes completely greenish-brown. Like all Adelphocoris species, the spines on the hind tibia are equal to or greater than the 
tibial width. The femora are dark-spotted.

A scarce species found locally in fens, marshes and damp meadows across southern England and East Anglia, particularly the south-east. The main foodplants are large bird's-foot trefoil and marsh pea, although water mint and yellow loosestrife have also been reported.

Adult: July-October
Length 7.0-7.5 mm
Adelphocoris ticinensis
Adult: Dorset (August 2009) ©Mark Dunkling

Adelphocoris ticinensis Adelphocoris ticinensis
Adult: Surrey (August 2009) ©Tristan Bantock

Adult: Dorset (August 2009) ©Mark Dunkling

Adelphocoris ticinensis
Adult: Dorset (August 2009) ©Mark Dunkling