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Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Cyllecoris histrionius - A Mirid Bug

Cyllecoris histrionius 29301

Cyllecoris histrionius Family Miridae

Adult: May-July

Length 6-8 mm

Elongate bug is common on oak across the UK. The largely black pronotum is strongly narrowed at the front, forming a distinct collar which is marked with yellow or white. 

Overwinters as eggs, which hatch in spring producing pale whitish blue-green larvae.

Adults are found mainly from late May to July.

A Predatory bug, feeding on other small animals such as aphids and bark flies, as well as unopened oak catkins and young acorns. 

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