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Thursday, 17 July 2014

Dicyphus epilobii - A Mirid bug

Dicyphus epilobii - A Mirid bug

Dicyphus epilobii 31345

Dicyphus epilobii 31339

Length 4 - 5 mm

Phenology  July - October

Description There are 4 general ID Characteristics

1.  Basal Antennal Segment is Red in colour
2. Antennal Segment number 3 is greater to or equal the width  of the head accross te eyes
3.  Spots on the Corium and Cuneus
4. A long Tibial length

Host plant Specimens are found on Willowherb - Onograceae  Hoary Willow and Broad-Leaved Willowherb

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