Small Grass Shieldbug - Neottiglossa pusilla
Length 4 to 4.5 mm. This small shieldbug is pale brown, with paler margins to the pronotum and abdomen, and a pale central stripe running down the pronotum and scutellum. The short head is rather flattened at the front.; the new generation of adults is complete by August.
Grassy places where Poa species are present.
Adult: All year.
Nymphs feed on meadow grasses (Poa sp.).
Locally distributed in grasslands across southern and central England.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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