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Alloeotomus gothicus
Family: Miridae

A distinctive translucent orange-brown plant bug found on Scots pine. The upper surface is covered in long erect hairs and the wing membrane is dusky and mottled with dark marks.

Widely scattered across southern and central England at least.


Adult: June-September
Length ~5.5 mm
Alloeotomus gothicus
Adult female: Surrey (August 2008) ©Tristan Bantock

Alloeotomus gothicus Alloeotomus gothicus
Adult female: Surrey (July 2009) ©Tristan Bantock

Adult male: Surrey (July 2009) ©Tristan Bantock