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A small predatory bug found commonly on a wide variety of plants across southern Britain, but favouring deciduous trees, particularly oak.
A generally orange-brown species with blackish markings and translucent forewings. Although sometimes rather variable, there are usually two dark bars on the scutellum, which is unpunctured.
This species overwinters as an adult, mating in the spring; the new generation is complete by late summer.
Adult: All year
Length ~4 mm
|Adult: Berks (September 2009) ©Jonathan Michaelson
|Adult: south London (May 2007) ©Joe Botting
||Adult: Norfolk (August 2008) ©Elizabeth Grimes
|Adult: Lincs (August 2008) ©Michael Talbot
||Adult: north London (August 2008) ©Tristan Bantock
|Adult: north London (August 2008) ©Tristan Bantock
||Nymph: Yorks (August 2008) ©Joe Botting|