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Strongylocoris leucocephalus
Family: Miridae

This genus is characterised by the very short and wide head (3x wider than long). The body is strongly ovate and the hind legs are not modified for jumping.

S. leucocephalus is black with the head and legs yellowish. The head is covered with short, pale hairs.

A local species asoociated with Rock-rose Helianthemum and Harebell Campanula rotundifolia in dry, warm habitats such as south-facing chalk grassland.

Adult: May-July
Length 4 mm
Strongylocoris leucocephalus
Adult: Oxfordshire (May 2010)  ©Tristan Bantock

Strongylocoris leucocephalus Strongylocoris leucocephalus
Adult: Oxfordshire (May 2010)  ©Tristan Bantock

Adult: Oxfordshire (May 2010)  ©Tristan Bantock