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Monday, 7 July 2014

Grass Mirid Megaloceroea recticornis

Grass Mirid Megaloceroea recticornis


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Megaloceroea recticornis   Family: Miridae

Adult: mainly June-September

Length 8-10 mm

An elongate grass bug with a longitudinal furrow between the eyes, this species is distinguished by the extremely long antennae (the 1st segment alone is almost as long as the head and pronotum combined) and very long, slender hind legs. The tarsi are all dark. Unlike Notostira elongata, the tibiae and 1st antennal segments are covered with short spinose hairs.

While the body colour of adults varies from straw-yellow to green, the nymphs are green with two brown bands on the thorax.

A widespread and common species of grasslands, uncut meadows and woodland borders.

Cf Notostira elongata
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