Order Heteroptera, family Lygaeidae

Ground Bugs

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Eremocoris fenestratus (Herrich-Schäffer, 1839)

Eremocoris fenestratus
  • Cambridge, Gwydir Street: 16 Apr 2018
  • A species which historially had a scattered distribution in England and Scotland. The last residue of this distribution, in the Chilterns, is believed to have died out in the early 1960s.
  • This species reappeared in the London area during 2010 where it was found under cypress trees. This is assumed to be due to insects travelling with imported plants from the European mainland. Since then it has been found at sites in the home counties and also Yorkshire.
  • This is believed to be the FIRST RECORD FROM CAMBRIDGESHIRE.
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Nettle Groundbug Heterogaster urticae (Fabricius, 1775)

Heterogaster urticae Heterogaster urticae
  • Cambridge, Mill Road Cemetery TL462582: 7 Sep 2014
  • Found on nettles in large aggregations of nymphs (l) and adults (r).
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Ischnodemus sabuleti (Fallén, 1826)

Ischnodemus sabuleti Ischnodemus sabuleti
  • Cambridge, Byron's Pool: 26 May 2015 (l); Perse School: 16 Sep 2014 (r).
  • A species of wetland areas which can occur in very large swarms.
  • The macropterous and micropterous forms seen here are both common and can occur in the same population.
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Birch Catkin Bug Kleidocerys resedae (Panzer, 1797)

Kleidocerys resedae
  • Cambridge, Mill Road Cemetery TL462582: 11 Jun 2015
  • Common around birch trees.
  • Forewings are largely transparent.
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Scolopostethus thomsoni Reuter, 1874

Scolopostethus thomsoni
  • Cambridge, Gwydir Street: 23 Jul 2001
  • Often found among nettles
  • Other Scolopostethus spp. are very similar, but the red & black antennae seem to fit thomsoni
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