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Coranus woodroffei
Family: Reduviidae

A greyish bristly bug found on open heathland and sand dunes; it is usually brachypterous. The 1st antennal segment is very long. Both nymphs and adults can stridulate loudly.

Very similar to the closely related C. subapterus, from which it differs by the slightly shorter wings. These reach the rear half of the 3rd abdominal tergite in subapterus, or even the 4th, but in woodroffei do not extend beyond the anterior part of the 3rd tergite. In addtion, the underside of the abdomen usually has a well-marked dark median stripe in female woodroffei.

Local
throughout the UK, although absent from Ireland.

Compare: Himacerus sp


Adult: July-October
Length 9-12 mm
Coranus woodroffei
Adult: Surrey (August 2008) ©Tristan Bantock

Coranus woodroffei Coranus woodroffei
Adult: Surrey (August 2008) ©Tristan Bantock

Adult: Surrey (August 2007) ©Ashley Wood