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An elongate grass bug with a longitudinal furrow between the eyes, this species is distinguished by the extremely long antennae (the 1st segment alone is almost as long as the head and pronotum combined) and very long, slender hind legs. The tarsi are all dark. Unlike Notostira elongata, the tibiae and 1st antennal segments are covered with short spinose hairs.
While the body colour of adults varies from straw-yellow to green, the nymphs are green with two brown bands on the thorax.
A widespread and common species of grasslands, uncut meadows and woodland borders.
Compare: Notostira elongata
Adult: mainly June-September
Length 8-10 mm
south London (June 2007) ©Joe
north London (June 2007) ©Tristan
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head and pronotum ©Tristan Bantock
(July 2008) ©Ashley Wood
London (June 2007) ©Tristan Bantock
London (June 2009) ©Tristan Bantock