Length 3.5 to 4.5 mm. Nysius is a difficult genus and many of the seven UK species are very difficult to identify without reference to a specimen. N. thymi and N. ericae are particularly difficult to separate. Both species lack a well-defined dark ring at the base of the 2nd antennal segment and usually have some dark markings on the wing membrane. N. ericae is best identified with reference to the male genitalia. In females, the hairs on the wing veins are longer than in N. thymi.
Habitats with a large component of bare ground.
Adults occur all year round but are most often recorded in summer.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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