Length 3 to 4 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. C. melanocephalus lacks a pale central keel on the scutellum and the wings are punctured throughout.
Host plants include trefoils, loosestrifes and rushes.
Adult: All year
This species is quite common in southern England in damp areas.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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