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|Closterotomus norwegicus Potato Capsid
This common and widespread bug can be found in meadows and hedgerows across Britain, where it feeds on a wide range of plants, especially nettles, composites and clovers.
It is one of several similar green species, although mature males are tinged red-brown and specimens from northern Britain may have brownish-black markings. The tibial spines are shorter than the width of the tibia, and the length of the 2nd antennal segment is roughly equal to the 3rd and 4th combined.
The two spots on the pronotum are frequently absent, as are the dark markings at the top of the scutellum.
Compare: Calocoris roseomaculatus, Adelphocoris lineolatus
Length 6-8 mm
|Adult: north Wales (July 2007) ©Tristan Bantock
|Adult: Yorks (August 2008) ©Joe Botting
||Adult: (June 2007) ©Peter Birch
|Adult: north Wales (July 2008) ©Tristan Bantock
||Adult: Berks (June 2008) ©Jonathan Michaelson