Striped Oak Bug - Rhabdomiris striatellus
Length 7 to 8 mm. This is a very striking bug. The females are usually paler then males. The only possible confusion risk is the larger and more elongate Miris striatus, which has a completely yellow/orange cuneus and an entirely dark head.
Frequently found on or near Oak.
Overwintered eggs hatch in April, the larvae feeding on unripe catkins and becoming adult from mid May onwards.
Fairly widespread and frequent across the UK, but particularly in the south
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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