Orius vicinus

    Alt Name
    Orius minutus

    Length 2.0-2.6 mm. Small Flower Bug, sometimes called a Pirate Bug. Body more or less parallel, somewhat wider at abdomen in female. Head, pronotum, and scutellum dark brown or blackish; hemelytra yellowish brown, more rarely darker at cuneus. Head with a few long bristles and an even pubescence, sometimes rather dense in female. Antennae segments 1, 3, and 4 brownish, segment 2 somewhat paler.

    Identification difficulty

    Feeds on a wide variety of insect and mite species as well as pollen.

    UK Status

    Fairly common throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map