Cymus claviculus

Description

A very small bug - length 2.5 to 3.5 mm. The four bugs in this genus are distinctively shaped and have a highly punctured body and forewings. However, they can be difficult to separate. This species is recognised by a narrow impunctate band near the corio-claval suture. In the other members of the genus, the corium is punctured throughout.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Often found in drier habitats than the others, on sandy heaths and dry meadows.

When to see it

Adult: All year

UK Status

Widespread in the southern half of Britain, but not well recorded.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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

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