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Hi Sarah, Sorry, I've only just realised there is a comments section - a year later! Hope you are well.
Yes, I'm good thanks - hope all is well with you. Spookily enough, I saw one of these at Kew Gardens yesterday! Also a couple of good micro moths via their mines.
Hi, please could you point out the main visual differences between this bug and the forest bug, as im always getting them confused! thanks
I think the best single feature is the presence of flattened extensions to the rear pair of legs.
The Seed Bug is a Squash Bug which grows much bigger than its cousin the SB , The two key ID features are swollen extension to lateral tibia and two faint white marks accross the dorsal wing case , Whilst the Forest SB will have the pattern conexivum it will be smaller have a yellow tip near the apex of the Shield with red legs the legs will have no extension to the tibia Also the paterrn of bands on the antennae are clear for the Forest Bug and in the WCS will be proportionally longer All these factors should assist in differential IDing
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Thank you very much, ill print that off for future reference!
The sheer size of the WCSB rules out any species currently occuring in GB!!
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