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Dicyphus errans
Family: Miridae

Members of this genus can be difficult to identify using structural features, but general coloration and hostplant are often informative. This predatory species is widespread across the UK on a variety of plants such as hedge woundwort, nettle, hemp nettle and herb robert.

The black 1st and 2nd antennal segments, largely black head and pronotum, dark grey forewings and black-spotted green legs
are distinctive. The adults are macropterous.

Specific structural characters:
- Length of 3rd antennal segment 
≥ head width across eyes
- Hind tibiae long

Compare:
D. epilobii

Adult: mainly June-October
Length 4.5 -5 mm
Dicyphus errans
Adult: Hants (June 208) ©Alby Oakshott

Dicyphus errans


Adult: Hants (June 208) ©Alby Oakshott