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A small genus comprising three species, all of which are medium-sized black mirids covered in flattened scale-like pale hairs. They are associated with broom, dyer's greenwood and gorse respectively.
H. tibialis is distinguished by the brownish tibiae and by the width of the 2nd antennal segment, which is only slightly thickened towards the apex.
A common bug throughout the UK on broom, the only host-plant. Nymphs become adult early in the season, although rarely survive beyond mid-summer.
Length 4.5-5.5 mm
|Adult: north Wales (May 2008) ©Tristan Bantock
|Adult: east London (May 2009) ©Tristan Bantock
||Adult: east London (May 2009) ©Tristan Bantock
|Adult: east London (May 2009) ©Tristan Bantock||Nymph: north London (April 2009) ©Tristan Bantock