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This is one of several mirids which are mostly black with yellow markings. Although distinctive, it is similar to the much rarer Globiceps species, which have less extensive yellow areas at the front of the corium. In addition, the pronotum and forewings of D. flavoquadrimaculatus are covered with long fine erect hairs and the posterior of the pronotum is strongly raised. Always macropterous.
A common spring species on oak throughout Britain.
Length 6-7 mm
|Adult: north London (May 2009) ©Tristan Bantock
|Adult: west London (May 2008) ©Julian Oliver
||Adult: north London (May 2007) ©Tristan Bantock
|Adult: (May 2007) ©Peter Birch
||Final instar nymph: west London (April 2009) ©Julian Oliver|