Common Damsel Bug - Nabis rugosus
Length 6.5 to 7.5 mm, and, N. rugosus is yellow-brown in colour, with rather pale forewings. This species is almost always brachypterous, the forewings reaching the end of the abdomen, or stopping just short of it. Macropterous (fully-winged) specimens are much rarer, and may be confused with N. ferus, and particularly N. pseudoferus.
Widespread in grassy habitats.
Adult: All year
Adults overwinter, mating and egg-laying taking place in the spring. Larvae may be found June-September; the new generation of adults is complete from August onwards.
Probably the commonest British nabid it is widespread and fairly frequent, particularly in the southern half of Britain.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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