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Nabis flavomarginatus Broad Damsel Bug
Family: Nabidae

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despread 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.

Adult: June-October
Length 7-9 mm

Nabis flavomarginatus
Adult female: (July 2006) ©northeastwildlife
 
Nabis flavomarginatus Nabis flavomarginatus
Adult male: Norfolk (July 2008©Tristan Bantock

Adult male: Norfolk (July 2008©Tristan Bantock