- Cambridge 22 Jul 2001; nymph
- Family: Nabidae
- Length (excluding proboscis): 6mm
- Ant mimicry occurs in several Heteropteran families giving confusingly similar insects: the thickened fore femora and proboscis match this species
- "Although larvae, especially early instars, have occasionally been found in ants'
nests, there is no evidence of a close association and such occurrences are
probably accidental. Like all damsel bugs this species is a predator and has
been observed feeding on Plagiognathus arbustorum (Miridae), aphids and the
eggs of the Cabbage white butterfly.
The adults are not ant-like."--Southwood & Leston
- NBN Atlas