Lucerne Bug - Adelphocoris lineolatus


    Length 8 to10 mm. Although one of several similar pale greenish species. Defining features include its large size and rather elongate body shape. The spines on the hind tibia are equal to or greater than the tibial width. The prominent pale cuneus and dark lines down the inner edges of the forewings are also useful characters.

    Identification difficulty

    On restharrows, clovers, vetches and other legumes, in both dry and damp grassland.

    When to see it

    July to October.

    Life History

    Associated with various legumes (see above).

    UK Status

    Found across the UK but most common in the south east of England.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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