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Friday, 3 October 2014

Scolopostethus thomsoni - A Lygid ground Bug

Scolopostethus thomsoni - A Lygid ground Bug 



Adult: All year

Length 3.5-4 mm

Found on Nettle  a Micropterous Lygid (Ground)  Bug  16 th July 2014

Brachyopterous - partially winged are small and presumed to be less effective in flight.

It would appear to be aprox 3.9 mm according to my lens calibration

It has a number of constistent features large black frontal pronotom brown marked posterior pronotom with narrow flange not overly visible on this image

Description

The lateral flanks  of the pronotum have a large and obvious pale spot just behind the middle.It has  one large and several small spines on the Ventral side of the front femur. Generally but not necessarily reliably , the end of the 2nd antennal segment is dark, viz the 3rd and 4th segments. ie Tipped   Similar species include 
S. affinis, S. decoratus
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Scolopostethus thomsoni

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