Megacoelum infusum

    Description

    Length about 7 mm. A striking orange-brown bug with long legs and antennae. The upperside is smooth and almost completely hairless. The rear of the corium is usually dark and the cuneus entirely orange. The tibial spines in this species are roughly equal to the tibial width. The closely related and similar M. beckeri has longer tibial spines and is found on Scots pine.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    M. infusum is found on oak.

    When to see it

    Adult: July to October.

    Life History

    Feeds on small insects as well as oak sap.

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent across most of England and Wales.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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