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Capsid Bug

Observed: 16th August 2013 By: orchid_borchid_b’s reputation in Invertebratesorchid_b’s reputation in Invertebratesorchid_b’s reputation in Invertebratesorchid_b’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Suspect this might be impossible from a photo, but though I would have a go.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Miris Bug (Stenodema laevigata) interacts

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Thanks. Will see if I can

Thanks. Will see if I can find a key to confirm it - assuming it is still there tomorrow!

Jamie from Briantspuddle

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Black hairs on antennae

Need to get one under a lens and look for black hairs on the 1st antennal segment - if it has them it is a female Notostira elongata. Also puncturation on pronotum absent in elongata.

Photo not good enough for this!

Jamie from Briantspuddle

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Stenodema

As far as I can see on THIS image it has no hairs on the 1 st antennal segment but resolution is at limit .It does not have femoral spurs excluding S.calcarata

A key factor would be any notch in the underside of the hind femora, near the end

Other similars will share the same habitat

WLR