Campyloneura virgula

    Description

    Length 4 to 5 mm. A distinctively marked species which has very long antennae and a bright yellow cuneus, tipped with dark red. Nymphs are yellow, with red-banded antennae and a red stripe on the margins of the pronotum. Males are extremely rare; raising the possibility that C. virgula might be parthenogenetic.

    Habitat

    Found on a range of trees particularly Hazel, Hawthorn and Oak.

    When to see it

    Adult: July-October

    Life History

    This is a predatory bug.

    UK Status

    Common and widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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

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