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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
|Adult: Lincs (1997) ©Roger Key
|Adult: Dorset (August 2008) ©Mark Dunkling
||Adult: Lincs (October 2008) ©Michael Talbot
|Nymph E. cf vagabundus: Cheshire (February 2008) ©Shane Farrell