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Mecomma dispar
Family: Miridae

Mecomma species are sexually dimorphic; males are macropterous and females usually brachypterous.

Males are separated from the more common M. ambulans by the pale 1st antennal segment and by the pronotum, which is as wide as the head.

Females have pale forewings with a dark mark on the clavus. The 1st antennal segment is pale and the 2nd segment strongly clubbed.


A local species which is more frequent in northern and upland Britain, in a wide range of habitats.

Compare: Tupiocoris rhododendri, O. rufifrons

Adult: June-August
Length 3.0-4.0 mm
Mecomma dispar
Adult female: Invernesshire August 2010) ©Joe Botting