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The Common Flower Bug

Observed: 6th April 2010 By: grant burleighgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebrates
P018
P015
P029
P003
Description:

The Common Flower Bug Anthocoris nemorum, an active predator of smaller insects.
P018: 06/04/2010; P015: 08/07/2009; P029: 13/10/2009; P003: 01/07/2009

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Martin Harvey's picture

Anthocoris

Looks a good match for Anthocoris nemorum, but I'm a bit hesitant to click on the agree button as this is a tricky genus with 12 UK species that are rather similar. I don't know them well enough to be certain this is nemorum, but someone else might?

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Limnoporus's picture

Agreed Anthocoris nemorum

Shiny appearance, long and partly orange antennae, hourglass marking on the wing membrane are all pointers to this species