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Trigonotylus psammaecolor
Family: Miridae

Trigonotylus species are elongate grass bugs which have a longitudinal furrow between the eyes and a smooth and unpunctured pronotum. The 1st antennal segment bears short spinose hairs and is not longer than the head.

T. psammaecolor is a pale green species
associated with the foredune zone of sand dunes around the coasts of England and Wales. The foodplant is sand couch grass Elytrigia juncea; few other heteropterans are found in this rather hostile environment. A scarce (Nb) species.

Compare: Stenodema sp

Adult: June-August
Length 5-6 mm
Trigonotylus psammaecolor
Adult: north Wales (July 2008) ©Tristan Bantock

Trigonotylus psammaecolor Trigonotylus psammaecolor
Adult detail: ©Tristan Bantock

Adult: north Wales (July 2008) ©Tristan Bantock
Trigonotylus psammaecolor Sand Couch Grass Elytrigia
Adult: north Wales (July 2009) ©Tristan Bantock

Elytrigia in foredune habitat: north Wales (July 2009) ©Tristan Bantock