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.

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

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