Grey Damsel Bug - Himacerus major
Length 7.5 to 9.0 mm. The long wings and pale connexivum give this species a greater resemblance to some members of the Nabis genus than to other Himacerus species. It is always macropterous. This species is characterised by the markings on the hind femora; a wide black band at the apex with dark spots below it.
Grassy habitats, including sand dunes and saltmarshes.
Adult: June to November.
Adults lay eggs in the autumn which hatch the following spring; the new generation of adults appears early, from June onwards.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Local in Leicestershire and Rutland but can flourish in suitable grassland areas.
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