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Anthocoris nemorum (Common Flower Bug)

Synonyms: Anthocoris memorum; Cimex nemorum

Wikipedia Abstract

The common flowerbug, Anthocoris nemorum, is a common minute pirate or flower bug. It is a predatory insect, feeding on small insects including greenflys and red spider mites. It is typically 3–4 mm in length, with reflective forewings and black pronotum. The legs are mostly orange-brown. It more commonly inhabits lower vegetation than trees. The common flowerbug is found across Europe and northern Asia (except China). It is common in Great Britain and Ireland.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Afon Teifi/ River Teifi 1768 Wales, United Kingdom  
Afonydd Cleddau/ Cleddau Rivers 1855 Wales, United Kingdom  
Ardvar and Loch a`Mhuilinn Woodlands 1992 Scotland, United Kingdom
Borders Woods 132 Scotland, United Kingdom
Borrowdale Woodland Complex 1650 England, United Kingdom
Carmarthen Bay Dunes/ Twyni Bae Caerfyrddin 2981 Wales, United Kingdom
Corsydd Môn/ Anglesey Fens 1154 Wales, United Kingdom  
Dornoch Firth and Morrich More 21499 Scotland, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths 14161 England, United Kingdom
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Grogwynion 104 Wales, United Kingdom
Inverpolly 29349 Scotland, United Kingdom
Ledmore Wood 231 Scotland, United Kingdom
Limestone Coast of South West Wales/ Arfordir Calchfaen de Orllewin Cymru 3940 Wales, United Kingdom  
Moor House – Upper Teesdale 95867 England, United Kingdom
Naddle Forest 892 England, United Kingdom  
North Somerset and Mendip Bats 1387 England, United Kingdom
Penhale Dunes 1535 England, United Kingdom    
River Derwent and Bassenthwaite Lake 4529 England, United Kingdom
River Eden 6087 England, United Kingdom  
River Spey 14158 Scotland, United Kingdom
River Wye/ Afon Gwy 5523 England/Wales, United Kingdom  
Roman Wall Loughs 1691 England, United Kingdom  
Sefton Coast 11278 England, United Kingdom
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren 182155 England/Wales, United Kingdom
South Solway Mosses 4849 England, United Kingdom
Strathglass Complex 58277 Scotland, United Kingdom
The Stiperstones and The Hollies 1486 England, United Kingdom  
Upper Nithsdale Woods 243 Scotland, United Kingdom
Urquhart Bay Wood 114 Scotland, United Kingdom
Yewbarrow Woods 279 England, United Kingdom

Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Aphis fabae (Bean aphid)[1]
Eriococcus spurius (European elm scale)[2]
Linaria biebersteinii (ramsted)[1]
Lochmaea capreae <Unverified Name>[1]
Trioza urticae[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Acronicta euphorbiae (Sweet Gale Moth)1
Adalia bipunctata (twospotted lady beetle)1
Amphipyra tragopoginis (mouse)1
Aphidecta obliterata (Larch Ladybird)1
Atlantoraphidia maculicollis (Snakefly)1
Autographa gamma (Silver Y Moth)1
Baccha elongata1
Blepharidopterus angulatus (Black-kneed Capsid)1
Bombus lucorum (White-tailed bumblebee)1
Bombus pascuorum (Common Carder-bee)1
Brachypterolus pulicarius1
Brumus quadripustulatus (Pine Ladybird )1
Calvia quatuordecimguttata (Cream-spot Ladybird)1
Carduelis cannabina (Common Linnet)1
Carduelis carduelis (European Goldfinch)1
Carduelis flammea (Common Redpoll)1
Chilocorus bipustulatus1
Chrysopa perla (Perly Green Lacewing)1
Coccinella septempunctata (sevenspotted lady beetle)1
Cyanistes caeruleus (Blue Tit)1
Dasysyrphus albostriatus1
Dasysyrphus pinastri1
Dasysyrphus tricinctus1
Dasysyrphus venustus1
Delichon urbicum (Common house-martin and northern house-martin)1
Deraeocoris ruber1
Didea fasciata1
Diodaulus linariae1
Dolomedes fimbriatus (Raft Spider)1
Epistrophe eligans1
Epistrophe grossulariae1
Episyrphus balteatus (Marmelade Fly)1
Eupeodes corollae1
Eupeodes latifasciatus1
Eupeodes luniger1
Eupithecia linariata (Toadflax Pug)1
Eupithecia satyrata (Satyr Pug Moth)1
Falseuncaria degreyana1
Falseuncaria ruficiliana1
Ficedula hypoleuca (European Pied Flycatcher)1
Fringilla coelebs (Common Chaffinch)1
Harmonia axyridis (Harlequin Ladybird)1
Heringia heringi1
Leucozona glaucia1
Leucozona laternaria1
Leucozona lucorum1
Lophophanes cristatus (European Crested Tit)1
Lygus pratensis (Common Meadow Bug)2
Melangyna umbellatarum1
Melanostoma mellinum1
Melanostoma scalare1
Meliscaeva auricollis1
Meliscaeva cinctella1
Muscicapa striata (Spotted Flycatcher)1
Nineta vittata1
Paragus haemorrhous1
Parasyrphus malinellus1
Parasyrphus punctulatus1
Parus major (Great Tit)1
Passer montanus (Eurasian Tree Sparrow)1
Periparus ater (Coal Tit)1
Phytocoris ulmi1
Picromerus bidens (Spined Stink Bug )1
Pilophorus perplexus1
Pipiza luteitarsis1
Pipizella virens1
Pirata piraticus (Spider)1
Plagiognathus arbustorum1
Platycheirus angustatus1
Platycheirus clypeatus1
Platycheirus manicatus1
Platycheirus occultus1
Platycheirus peltatus1
Platycheirus scambus1
Platycheirus scutatus1
Platycheirus splendidus1
Poecile montanus (Willow Tit)1
Poecile palustris (Marsh Tit)1
Psallus betuleti2
Pyrrhia umbra (Bordered Sallow)1
Rhacognathus punctatus (Heather Shield Bug)1
Rusina ferruginea (Brown Rustic)1
Scaeva pyrastri1
Scaeva selenitica1
Seioptera vibrans1
Sphaerophoria fatarum1
Sphaerophoria scripta1
Streptopelia turtur (European Turtle-Dove)1
Syrphus ribesii (Summer Fly)1
Syrphus vitripennis1

Distribution

Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China);

Photos

Citations

Species recognized by , , in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Ecology of Commanster 2Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
Protected Areas provided by GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
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