Heath Damsel Bug - Nabis ericetorum
Length 6.5-7.0 mm. This bug has rather dark reddish-brown forewings and usually a reddish abdomen.
Generally to be found on heath and is associated with Heather.
New generation adults found from August onwards.
The adults overwinter and mate and lay eggs in spring. The larvae can be found from June to September.
Widespread but rather local due to its preferred habitat.
Locally common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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