Macrolophus rubi

    Description

    A small (4 mm) green bug. Macrolophus species can be recognised by the dark bar between the rather small eyes and the pronotum. This species can be separated from the scarcer Macrolophus pygmaeus by the relative length of the 3rd antennal segment, which is at least twice that of the 4th. There is also a small black mark at the apex of the clavus.

    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

    Found on Bramble.

    When to see it

    Adult: mainly summer, but may overwinter.

    UK Status

    Seems to be infrequent, with most records coming from the southern half of 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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