Fine Streaked Bugkin - Miris striatus

    Description

    Length 9-11 mm. A distinctively large and well-marked species, which should be unmistakable. The cuneus varies from yellow to orange-red, but is never black-tipped. The rather ant-like nymphs are dark with yellow markings and reddish-brown legs.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    It is usually associated with Oak and Hawthorn.

    When to see it

    Adult: May-July.

    Life History

    Overwintered eggs hatch in April, becoming adult by late May or early June. It is largely predatory, feeding on small insects such as aphids, and the eggs and larvae of moths and beetles.

    UK Status

    This species may be found throughout Britain but is more local in the south.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map