Dicyphus stachydis

Description

Length 4.5 mm. Members of this genus can be difficult to identify using structural features, but general coloration and host plant are often informative. The adults are usually brachypterous and often show a dark spot at the apex of both the corium and the cuneus as in D. epilobii, but the 1st antennal segment is mainly pale and the head has dark markings.

Identification difficulty
ID checklist (your specimen should have all of these features)
  • Ant3 equal to or longer than head width across eyes
  • Tibial spines longer than width of tibia
  • Basal antennal segment largely pale
  • Ant2 not more than 1.25 times as long as pronotum is wide. 
Habitat

This species is found widely on Hedge Woundwort.

When to see it

Adult: All year, particularly July-September.

UK Status

Fairly frequent and widespread in Britain.

VC55 Status

Thought to be fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Species profile

Species group:
Bugs
Kingdom:
Animalia
Order:
Hemiptera
Family:
Miridae
Records on NatureSpot:
33
First record:
11/03/2011 (Calow, Graham)
Last record:
21/06/2024 (Timms, Sue)

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