Polymerus nigrita

    Description

    Length 4.5 mm. Polymerus species are medium-sized bugs which are predominantly black or black and yellow in colour. The upper surface is covered in scale-like golden or silver hairs and the tibiae bear strong black spines.

    Habitat

    On bedstraws in a variety of habitats

    When to see it

    Adult: June-September

    UK Status

    Fairly common across much of Britain

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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    MAP KEY:

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

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