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A large, elongate and long-legged ground bug which has a dark wing membrane. Very similar to R. pini, but generally brighter in appearance with large white triangular markings on the pronotum. The front and mid tibiae are also pale in males.
A recent arrival in Britain first recorded in the London area in 2010/11 and since found more widely in south east England. Most records are from dry grasslands; this species is much more of a generalist than R. pini, which is mainly found on heathland in the south-east.
Adults overwinter, mating in the spring. The new generation is complete from late July onwards.
Adult: All year
Length 7-8 mm
south London (September 2011) ©Tristan
west London (August 2011) ©Tristan
south London (August 2011) ©Tristan