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Polymerus palustris
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. palustris the pronotum is mostly black, with the rear margin narrowly yellow. The corium is largely black and most yellow markings are confined to the anterior half.

Locally common on Marsh Bedstraw Galium palustre in various damp habitats across southern Britain.

Adult: June-September
Length 5.5 mm
Polymerus palustris
Adult: north Wales (June 20010 ©Tristan Bantock

Polymerus palustris Polymerus palustris
Adult: north Wales (June 20010 ©Tristan Bantock

Adult: north Wales (June 20010 ©Tristan Bantock