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Megalocoleus molliculus
Family: Miridae

There are two species in this genus, both of which are fairly distinctive. The tibial spines are wider than the tibial width and the apical segment of the tarsi is dark.

M. molliculus is pale blue-green
in colour, mottled wth grey. The upper surface is covered in fine brown hairs. A common and widespread species throughout the UK in a variety of grassland habitats, feeding on yarrow. 

Compare: Asciodema obsoleta, Amblytylus sp

Adult: July-September
Length 4.5 mm
Megalocoleus molliculus
Adult: east London (June 2009) ©Tristan Bantock

Megalocoleus molliculus Megalocoleus molliculus
Adult: north London (July 2008) ©Tristan Bantock Adult: north London (July 2008) ©Tristan Bantock

Megalocoleus molliculus Megalocoleus molliculus
Adult: south London (August 2007) ©Joe Botting

Nymph: Surrey (July 2008) ©Ashley Wood