Bracken Bug - Monalocoris filicis

Description

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
Habitat

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

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map