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Macrolophus rubi
Family: Miridae

This bug is found on bramble, although never commonly. Macrolophus species can be recognised by the dark bar between the rather small eyes and the pronotum.

This species can be
separated from the scarcer M. pygmaeus by the relative length of the 3rd antennal segment, which is at least twice that of the 4th. There is also a small black mark at the apex of the clavus.

Adult: mainly summer, but may overwinter
Length ~4 mm
Macrolophus rubi
Adult: south London (July 2007) ©Joe Botting

Macrolophus rubi Macrolophus rubi
Adult: north London (July 2008) ©Laurence Counter

Adult: Sussex (December 2006) ©Brian Valentine
Macrolophus rubi Macrolophus rubi nymph
Adult: north London (February 2008) ©Tristan Bantock Nymph: Berks (December 2008) ©Jonathan Michaelson