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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, and especially nettles in the later half of the growing season. A. nemorum lays its eggs inside plant leaves. The common flowerbug is found across Europe and northern Asia (except China). It is common in Great Britain and Ireland.
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Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China);

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1Ecology of Commanster
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
3Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
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