Pinalitus cervinus

    Description

    Length 4 mm. This genus contains several small plant bugs which are mainly associated with trees. The base of the 2nd antennal segment is always pale. P. cervinus is a very variable species which is usually pale golden-brown, but sometimes may be red-brown or even greenish. The 2nd antennal segment is black at the tip, and the apex of the cuneus dark or reddish. The forewings are rather transparent and covered in pale hairs; they are variably plain or dark marked, as is the scutellum.

    Habitat

    Often found on Lime, but also Hazel, Ash and Ivy.

    When to see it

    Adult can be found all year, but particularly early autumn.

    Life History

    There are several generations per year.

    UK Status

    Common and widespread throughout the UK though easily overlooked.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire & Rutland.

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