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Empicoris vagabundus
Family: Reduviidae

Empicoris species are known as thread-legged bugs; although similar to the stilt bugs (Berytidae), they are easily distinguished by the curved rostrum.

E. vagabundus is the commonest of the three species, and best identified by its larger size and the pale sides of the connexivum.

Distributed commonly
throughout the UK, although absent from Ireland.

Adult: All year
Length 6-7 mm
Empicoris vagabundus
Adult: Lincs (1997) ©Roger Key

Empicoris vagabundus Empicoris vagabundus
Adult: Dorset (August 2008) ©Mark Dunkling

Adult: Lincs (October 2008) ©Michael Talbot

Empicoris vagabundus
Nymph E. cf vagabundus: Cheshire (February 2008) ©Shane Farrell