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The four bugs in this genus are distinctively shaped and have a highly punctured body and forewings. However, they can be difficult to separate.
C. glandicolor has a pale keel on the scutellum, and dark markings on the cubital wing vein. These markings are roughly parallel to the edge of the forewing, pointing towards the base of the corium. In the similar but much rarer C. aurescens, these markings are more oblique to the wing edge and point towards it. The tibiae are usually pale.
Found widely in England and Wales in damper habitats such as meadows, marshes and dune slacks, feeding on sedges. Recently recorded from Scotland.
Compare C. melanocephalus, C. claviculus
Adult: All year
Length 4-5 mm
north London (July 2008) ©Tristan
|Adult: north London (July 2008) ©Tristan Bantock||Adult:
north Wales (June 2008) ©Tristan
mid Wales (September 2008) ©Joe
||Nymph: mid Wales
(September 2008) ©Joe Botting
Surrey (August 2009) ©Tristan