Eremocoris podagricus

    Description

    Length 5 to 6.5 mm. Eremocoris are medium-sized or large ground bugs which have rather reddish-brown forewings and a pair of semicircular white spots on the membrane, adjacent to the cuneus. E. podagricus has two large and several smaller spines on the front femora. The tibial hairs are roughly equal to the tibial width.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Found locally in chalky and sandy areas. Seems particularly associated with moss beneath hawthorns growing on chalk downland.

    When to see it

    Adult: All year

    UK Status

    A rather local species found across central and southern England.

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon or under recorded 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