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Dicyphus annulatus
Family: Miridae

Members of this genus can be difficult to identify using structural features, but general coloration and hostplant are often informative.

This species is found on restharrows Ononis species throughout the UK, particularly in sandy or chalky areas. Adults are always fully-winged. The short legs spines arise from black spots, and the short antennae are entirely black with white annulations on the 1st and 2nd segments. The head pattern is also 
distinctive.

Specific structural characters:
- Length of 3rd antennal segment 
< head width across eyes
- Tibial spines tibial width

Compare: D. globulifer

Adult: All year
Length 3-3.5 mm 
Dicyphus annulatus

Adult: north Wales (May 2008) ©Tristan Bantock

Dicyphus annulatus Dicyphus annulatus
Adult: north Wales (May 2008) ©Tristan Bantock

Adult: north Wales (July 2009) ©Tristan Bantock