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Asciodema obsoleta
Family: Miridae

A very pale greenish bug covered densely in white hairs on the upper surface, with sparse dark hairs also present. Note the dark tibial spines, which do not arise from black spots, together with the pale antennae and unspotted femora.
 

A common and widespread bug found on gorse and broom throughout Britain.

Compare: Megalocoleus molliculus

Adult: June-September
Length ~4.5 mm
Asciodema obsoleta
Adult: north London (June 2008) ©Tristan Bantock

Asciodema obsoleta Asciodema obsoleta
Adult: north London (June 2008) ©Tristan Bantock Adult: north London (July 2008) ©Tristan Bantock

Asciodema obsoleta
Adult: east London (June 2009) ©Tristan Bantock