Bulrush Bug - Chilacis typhae

    Alt Name
    Reedmace Bug

    Also known as the Reedmace Bug. Length 4 to5 mm. This is a small brown species.

    Identification difficulty

    On Bulrush.

    When to see it

    Adult: All year.

    Life History

    It is associated with Bulrush (Typha latifolia). There are several generations a year and adults may be found pairing (often on Bulrush heads) any time between spring and autumn, at least in the south. Adults overwinter inside the seedheads.

    UK Status

    Found across much of England, although less commonly in northern and western areas. Recently recorded from Scotland.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map