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Megacoelum infusum
Family: Miridae

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.

Adult: July-October
Length ~7 mm
Megacoelum infusum
Adult: north London (August 2009) ©Tristan Bantock

Megacoelum infusum Megacoelum infusum
Adult: Lincs (August 2008) ©Michael Talbot

Teneral adult: north London (August 2008) ©Tristan Bantock
Megacoelum infusum Megacoelum infusum nymph
Adult: Dorset (August 2009) ©Mark Dunkling

Nymph: north London (August 2008) ©Tristan Bantock