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Nabis flavomarginatus Broad Damsel Bug
Family: Nabidae

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despread and common in grasslands, particularly in damper habitats, N. flavomarginatus is a large and distinctive nabid which has a broad body and rather short wings. The upper surface of the abdomen is densely covered in short golden hair.

This bug is almost always brachypterous in Britain, but the forewings are longer than in N. limbatus, reaching half the length of the abdomen. 

Adults lay eggs in summer which hatch the following spring; larvae may be found May-September. The new generation of adults appears early, from June onwards.

Adult: June-October
Length 7-9 mm

Nabis flavomarginatus
Adult female: (July 2006) ©northeastwildlife
 
Nabis flavomarginatus Nabis flavomarginatus
Adult male: Norfolk (July 2008©Tristan Bantock

Adult male: Norfolk (July 2008©Tristan Bantock