Dock Bug - Coreus marginatus


    Length 13-15 mm. A large and mottled reddish-brown squashbug with a broad, oval abdomen. The two small projections between the antennae are diagnostic.

    Identification difficulty

    Various habitats, both dry and damp.

    When to see it

    All year round. New adults from August onwards.

    Life History

    There is one generation per year, adults mating and laying eggs in spring. The larvae feed on Dock and other related plants in the Polygonaceae family.

    UK Status

    Common and widespread in southern Britain

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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