Field Damsel Bug - Nabis ferus

    Description

    Length 8-8.5 mm. A grey/brown nabid which is widespread in dry grassy habitats. This species is always macropterous, the wings extending beyond the end of the abdomen. Densely hairy forewings and the pronotum is considerably wider than it is long. 

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Grassy places

    When to see it

    Adult: All year

    Life History

    Adults overwinter, mating and laying eggs in the spring. The new generation of adults is complete from August onwards

    UK Status

    Fairly common and widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Common 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