Apple Brown Bug - Atractotomus mali
Length 3.5mm The 1st antennal segment is almost triangular and much thinner at the base, while the 2nd segment is much thickened in both sexes, particularly so in females. The body shape is rather oval and convex. The larvae are red, with the fore-parts darker.
A. magnicornis, A. parvulus.
Clear photographs showing key features required.
Where Apple and Hawthorn are present.
June to August.
Feeds on apple and hawthorn, although this species is also partly predatory.
Common across much of southern Britain.
Seems to be uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
Enter a town or village to see local records
Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015