Eremocoris fenestratus

    Description

    Medium/large (6 or 7 mm) ground bug with reddish-brown forewings and a pair of semi-circular white spots on the membrane. E. fenestratus has one large and several smaller spines on the front femora. The hairs on the hind tibiae are roughly equal to the tibial width (shorter in E. abietus).

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Vegetation and leaf litter.

    When to see it

    All year round. 

    UK Status

    Historically known only from the Chilterns, this species was thought to be extinct before reappearing in the London area in 2010, probably the result of horticultural introduction from the continent.

    VC55 Status

    Rare in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map