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Neottiglossa pusilla Small Grass Shieldbug
Family: Pentatomidae

This small shieldbug is pale brown, with paler margins to the pronotum and abdomen, and a pale central stripe running down the pronotum and scutellum. The short head is rather flattened at the front. Nymphs feed on meadow grass (Poa sp); the new generation of adults is complete by August.

Locally distributed in grasslands across southern and central England. 

Adult: All year
Length 4-4.5 mm

see illustrated life stages chart
Neottiglossa pusilla
Adult: east London (June 2010) ©Tristan Bantock

Neottiglossa pusilla Neottiglossa pusilla
Adult: east London (June 2010) ©Tristan Bantock

Adult: Sussex (June 2006) ©Stuart Read
Neottiglossa pusilla Neottiglossa pusilla
Adult: east London (Sptember 2008) ©Tristan Bantock
Late instar nymph: Cornwall (August 2010) ©Ashley Wood