Length 2.5 to 3.5 mm. Stygnocoris species are small ground bugs in which the pronotum and forewings are covered in fine hairs. The pronotum is punctured throughout, and the front femora lack spines. Stygnocoris fuligineus and the closely related Stygnocoris sabulosus are very similar; this species is distinguished by the duller aspect of the dorsal surface, the much shorter pubescence and the darker femora. It is always macropterous.
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Found in a variety of grassy habitats.
Adult: All year. There are probably two generations a year which mature in the summer and autumn.
Widespread in Britain.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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