- Family Coreidae
- Cambridge, old St Ives Railway TL462615, 11 Sep 2002.
- An impressive bug 14mm long. The orange is not always so prominent.
- Hosts include sheep's sorrel, sorrel, great water dock, curled dock, rhubarb,
persicaria and knotgrass; (Polygonaceae).
Because of this host range the bugs may be found in
hedgerows, the margins of cultivated fields, watermeadows, wastelands (but
seldom on heaths) and the edges of woods. Found in England and Wales
up to the southern midlands, the known distribution is patchy; the bug is much more
abundant in the south of its range.—Southwood & Leston
- Also shown, two stages of the nymph