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Sthenarus rotermundi
Family: Miridae

This small whitish or grey-brown bug is well camouflaged on the leaves of grey and white poplar, the host-plants.

The upper surface is covered in long pale hairs and the antennae are yellowish. The cuneus is usually at least partly red, particularly towards the tip.

Widespread across southern Britain.

Adult: June-August
Length ~4 mm
Sthenarus rotermundi
Adult: north London (June 2008) ©Tristan Bantock

Sthenarus rotermundi Sthenarus rotermundi
Adult: north London (July 2008) ©Tristan Bantock Adult: north London (June 2008) ©Tristan Bantock

Sthenarus rotermundi nymph
Nymph: north London (May 2009) ©Tristan Bantock