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First recorded in the 1970s, this bug is probably native to the USA. It feeds solely on Rhododendron and is now well-established in southern and central Britain at least.
The structure and markings are distinctive; note the black pronotum and white collar, as well as the antennal pattern. The eyes are placed relatively far forward.
Compare: Mecomma ambulans, Dicyphus sp, Campyloneura virgula
Length 4-5 mm
(June 2007) ©Brian Valentine
|Adult: north London (June 2008) ©Tristan Bantock||Adult: north
London (June 2008) ©Tristan Bantock