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There are two species in this genus, both of which are fairly distinctive. The tibial spines are wider than the tibial width and the apical segment of the tarsi is dark.
M. molliculus is pale blue-green in colour, mottled wth grey. The upper surface is covered in fine brown hairs. A common and widespread species throughout the UK in a variety of grassland habitats, feeding on Yarrow Achillea millefolium.
Compare: Asciodema obsoleta, Amblytylus sp
Length 4.5 mm
east London (June 2009) ©Tristan
|Adult: north London (July 2008) ©Tristan Bantock||Adult:
north London (July 2008) ©Tristan
south London (August 2007) ©Joe
Surrey (July 2008) ©Ashley