|A BIT ABOUT BUGS
Berytinus species are characterised by the short 2nd antennal segment (less than the length of the club on the 1st segment) and by the short hind femora, which do not reach the apex of the corium.
B. crassipes is a small species and the club of the 1st antennal segment is black. The femora are also black-tipped and the head and pronotum are roughly the same length.
Found locally throughout much of England and Wales, although rarer further north, this species favours dry and rather bare grassy habitats, feeding on a range of plants. Adults overwinter, mating early in the spring; the new generation is complete from July onwards.
Adult: All year
Length 4-5 mm
|Adult: Surrey (July 2010) ©Tristan Bantock