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Monday, 14 July 2014

Polymerus nigrita - A Mirid Bug

Polymerus nigrita   Miridae

Polymerus nigrita 30926_1

Polymerus nigrita 30928

Length 4.5 mm

Adult: June-September

Description Polymerus species are medium-sized bugs which are predominantly black or black and yellow in colour. The upper surface is covered in scale-like golden or silver hairs and the tibiae bear strong black spines.
In P. unifasciatus the pronotum, scutellum and corium are entirely dark and there are orange markings on the cuneus. The tibiae have broad pale bands.

Fairly common on bedstraws (Galium sp) in a variety of habitats across much of the UK.

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