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A striking orange-brown bug with long legs and antennae. The upperside is smooth and almost completely hairless. The rear of the corium is usually dark and the cuneus entirely orange.
M. infusum is found on oak and the tibial spines are roughly equal to the tibial width. The closely related and similar M.
beckeri has longer tibial spines and is found on Scots pine.
A fairly common species across most of England and Wales, feeding on small insects as well as oak sap.
Length ~7 mm
|Adult: north London (August 2009) ©Tristan Bantock
|Adult: Lincs (August 2008) ©Michael Talbot
||Teneral adult: north London (August 2008) ©Tristan Bantock
|Adult: Dorset (August 2009) ©Mark Dunkling
||Nymph: north London (August 2008) ©Tristan Bantock|