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Trapezonotus ullrichi
Family: Lygaeidae

Trapezonotus species are medium sized ground bugs which are rather oval in shape. The sides of the pronotum are regularly rounded and thinned at the edges to produce narrow keels.
 
T. ullrichi is the easiest of the four species to identify, since it is larger, the 2nd and 3rd antennal segments are largely pale. In addition, the 1st segment of the hind tarsus is much longer than the 2nd and 3rd combined.


A very rare species confined to southern and western coasts of England and Wales, where it is associated with stands of ox-eye daisy Leucanthemum vulgare on clifftops.

Adult: All year
Length 5.5-6.0 mm

Trapezonotus ullrichi
Adult: Cornwall (August 2010) ©Joe Botting