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Adelphocoris lineolatus Lucerne Bug
Family: Miridae

Although one of several similar pale greenish species, note the large size and rather elongate body shape. The spines on the hind tibia are equal to or greater than the 
tibial width. The prominent pale cuneus and dark lines down the inner edges of the forewings are also useful characters.

A very common bug across the UK on restharrow, clovers, vetches and other legumes, in both dry and damp grassland.

Compare:
Closterotomus norwegicus, Stenotus binotatus

Adult: July-October
Length 8-10 mm
Adelphocoris lineolatus
Adult: Oxfordshire (July 2007) ©Tristan Bantock

Adelphocoris lineolatus Adelphocoris lineolatus
Adult: Oxfordshire (July 2007) ©Tristan Bantock

Adult: Worcs (August 2008) ©Brian Kilford
Adelphocoris lineolatus Adelphocoris lineolatus
Adult: north London (August 2008) ©Tristan Bantock Nymph: Kent (July 2009) ©Tristan Bantock