A Grassland Mirid - Capsus ater
Length 5-6 mm
It is a grassland species associated with Gramineae. It differs from other Capsid bug in its feeding habit , and feeds lower down on the stems, as opposed to the flower spikes and developing grains which is the usual feeding area
Key Identification Factors
- A Black Capsid Bug oval in form with black forewings
- The 2nd antennal segment is swollen at its distal end The widest extent of the 2 nd Anttennal segment is more than twice as broad as its narrowest point
- Adult head and pronotum may vary in colour from rusty brown to black ish
Nymphs are purple-brown.
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