Lopus decolor

    Description

    Length 4 to 5 mm.  A fairly small greyish-yellow bug which is elongate oval in shape. The head has two darker marks bordering the eyes and the tarsi are entirely dark. There are other, very similar species and care is needed with identification.

    Similar Species

    Quite similar to Amblytylus nasutus and Megalocoleus molliculus.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required. If the photo doesn't show the key ID features then in the comments box describe the size and identifying characters you have observed.

    Habitat

    Usually found in dry grasslands. 

    When to see it

    Adult: June to August.

    Life History

    Feeds on several grass species.

    UK Status

    Fairly common and widespread throughout the Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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

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