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Bug 2011-04-17 (1)

Observed: 17th April 2011 By: kcf32
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course completeShropshire Wildlife Trust
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Description:

Small bug swept from the vegetation bordering a path above a small reservoir. I felt it might be a European cinchbug but the head shape does not seem to match those on the photographs in British bugs, but a scan of that site did not provide any alternative.

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Anthocoris

Martin

Thank you for your suggestion. Reading through the descriptions for this family on British Bugs made me realise that I had made a mistake in the description. This bug (and the weevil of another observation) was beaten from Broom on an old lead mine, just a little way from the reservoir. Sorry for any confusion.

I note from British Bugs that A. sarothamni is widespread on Broom and is a dark species, which the bug in the photograph was. The other members of the family are described as being present in deciduous trees or have orange legs; so A. sarothamni is a strong possibility.

Keith