Striped Oak Bug - Rhabdomiris striatellus

Alternative names
Calocoris striatellus and Calocoris quadripunctatus
Description

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.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Frequently found on or near Oak.

When to see it

Adult: May-July.

Life History

Overwintered eggs hatch in April, the larvae feeding on unripe catkins and becoming adult from mid May onwards.

UK Status

Fairly widespread and frequent across the UK, but particularly in the south

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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