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Polymerus nigrita
Family: Miridae

Polymerus species are medium-sized bugs which are predominantly black or black and yellow in colour. The upper surface is covered in scale-like golden or silver hairs and the tibiae bear strong black spines.

In P. unifasciatus the pronotum, scutellum and corium are entirely dark and there are orange markings on the cuneus. The tibiae have broad pale bands.

Fairly common on bedstraws (Galium sp) in a variety of habitats across much of the UK.

Adult: June-September
Length 4.5 mm
Polymerus nigrita
Adult: Berks (July 2008) ©Jonathan Michaelson

Polymerus nigrita Polymerus nigrita
Adult: Kent (June 2009) ©Tristan Bantock

Adult: south London (June 2007) ©Joe Botting
Polymerus nigrita Polymerus nigrita nymph
Adult: Berks (July 2009) ©Jonathan Michaelson

Nymph: Surrey (June 2009) ©Ashley Wood