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Hallodapus montandoni
Family: Miridae

Hallodapus species are reddish-brown ground-dwelling bugs  which have a fairly characteristic appearance. The eyes touch the pronotum unlike Systellonotus triguttatus.

H. montandoni is almost always brachypterous and the basal half of the forewings is dull. The pale area at base of corium is sharp-edged and extends across the clavus,
almost to its inner edge.

Associated with the ant Myrmica scabrinodis, favouring warm, sparsely-vegetated situations on chalk and sand. Most records are from south-facing chalk grassland.

A rare and local species with a scattered distribution in southern England; most records are from Kent.


Adult: June-September
Length: 3.5 mm
Hallodapus montandoni
Adult female: Kent (June 2010) ©Tristan Bantock

Hallodapus montandoni Hallodapus montandoni
Adult male: Kent (June 2010) ©Tristan Bantock

Adult female: Kent (June 2010) ©Tristan Bantock