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Campylomma verbasci
Family: Miridae

Campylomma species are very small pale bugs which have a characteristically short 2nd antennal segment (equal to or less than the head width). The tibial spines are set in black spots.

C. verbasci is mainly found on mullein in southern and central England. The 1st antennal segment has a black ring. The recent arrival C. annulicorne is found on osier and sallows and has both the 1st and 2nd antennal segments black.

Compare: Plagiognathus chyrsanthemi

Adult: June-October
Length ~3mm


Campylomma verbasci
Adult: north London (August 2009) ©Tristan Bantock

Campylomma verbasci Campylomma verbasci
Adult: Hereford (September 2007) ©Joe Botting

Adult: north London (August 2009) ©Tristan Bantock