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This genus comprises five very small and almost entirely black bugs with rather broad hind femora. Halticus species are similar, but have longer antennae (> body length). The 2nd antennal segment in Chlamydatus is < head width.
In C. pullus the forewings are entirely black and the hairs on the hind tibia arise from large black spots. The apex of the antennae and much of the legs are yellowish. In addition, the adults are always fully-winged.
A widespread and common bug, though unobtrusive due to its size. Often found on sparsely vegetated ground, and particulaly associated with clovers and other legumes.
Compare C. saltitans, C. wilkinsoni
Adult: June - September
Length c2.5 mm
|Adult: east London (July 2008) ©Tristan Bantock
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