Bracken Bug - Monalocoris filicis


    A small bug (length only 2 to 3 mm). The rich brown colouring and the orange head are quite distinctive. This species is always macropterous.

    Identification difficulty

    Found on Bracken and other ferns.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    Life History

    Feeds primarily on the sporangia of ferns.

    UK Status

    Local but sometimes abundant where found.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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