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Teratocoris cf. saundersi
Family: Miridae

Teratocoris species are mainly green grass bugs which are found in damp or wetland habitats. They have a transverse furrow between the eyes. Species identification is complex and particularly difficult in females.

The 1st antennal segment of T. saundersi is usually mainly green and densely covered with coarse fairly long hairs. The sides of the pronotum are almost straight. This species is very similar to T. viridis and T. caricis.

Found widely across the UK in marshy habitats, feeding on plants such as spike rush and other Cyperaceae. The main hostplant is sea club-rush.

Adult: July-October
Length 4.5-7.0 mm
Teratocoris saundersi
Adult female: Kent (June 2009) ©Tristan Bantock

Teratocoris saundersi Teratocoris saundersi
Adult male: north Wales (July 2009) ©Tristan Bantock

Adult female: north Wales (July 2009) ©Tristan Bantock
Teratocoris saundersi Teratocoris saundersi
Adult female: Kent (June 2009) ©Tristan Bantock

Adult detail: ©Tristan Bantock