Bulrush Bug - Chilacis typhae
Also known as the Reedmace Bug. Length 4 to5 mm. This is a small brown species.
Adult: All year.
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.
Found across much of England, although less commonly in northern and western areas. Recently recorded from Scotland.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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