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|Nabis flavomarginatus Broad Damsel Bug
Widespread and common in grasslands, particularly in damper habitats, N. flavomarginatus is a large and distinctive nabid which has a broad body and rather short wings. The upper surface of the abdomen is densely covered in short golden hair.
This bug is always brachypterous (partly-winged), but the forewings are longer than in N. limbatus, reaching half the length of the abdomen.
Adults lay eggs in summer which hatch the following spring; larvae may be found May-September. The new generation of adults appears early, from June onwards.
Length 7-9 mm
|Adult female: (July 2006) ©northeastwildlife
|Adult male: Norfolk (July 2008) ©Tristan Bantock
||Adult male: Norfolk (July 2008) ©Tristan Bantock