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Trigonotylus species are elongate grass bugs which have a longitudinal furrow between the eyes and a smooth and unpunctured pronotum. The 1st antennal segment bears short spinose hairs and is not longer than the head.
T. psammaecolor is a pale green species associated with the foredune zone of sand dunes around the coasts of England and Wales. The foodplant is sand couch grass Elytrigia juncea; few other heteropterans are found in this rather hostile environment. A scarce (Nb) species.
Compare: Stenodema sp
Length 5-6 mm
|Adult: north Wales (July 2008) ©Tristan Bantock
|Adult detail: ©Tristan Bantock
||Adult: north Wales (July 2008) ©Tristan Bantock|
|Adult: north Wales (July 2009) ©Tristan Bantock
||Elytrigia in foredune habitat: north Wales (July 2009) ©Tristan Bantock