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Plant Bug (Heterotoma planicornis)

By Metro6R4  
Heterotoma planicornis

Family: Miridae

The broad and flattened 2nd antennal segment, dark ground colour and contrasting greenish legs make this species unmistakeable.

Abundant throughout most of Britain on various plants and trees, in particular nettles. Both adults and the reddish nymphs feed on small insects as well as plant buds and unripe fruits.

Eggs hatch in May, the nymphs becoming adult from June onwards.

Adult: July-October
Length 4.5-5.5 mm

Tags: Fly Flower Insect Beetle Bug Close-up and macro

Voters: KarenFB, Gypsyman, achieverswales and 5 more

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KarenFB Plus
11 4.8k 171 England
4 Aug 2012 8:21AM
I've not noticed this bug before! Well caught, lots of lovely details! Smile

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Metro6R4 6 3 1 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2012 8:33AM
Thanks Karen, I see you like bugs & insects too, I have popped you in my connections photos so I can keep an eye on your work. Paul.
Gypsyman 6 662 England
4 Aug 2012 9:37AM
Very well seen and Captured. Eric. Award for getting it the insect all in focus
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
4 Aug 2012 11:24AM
Excellent detail and very sharp eye Paul, nice one mate.


Tibetan 5 3 England
4 Aug 2012 2:46PM
Never ever seen one, and I spend a lot of time out side looking for things unusual, just goes to show you never know in this life do you!, like it interesting, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2012 4:38PM
Another stunning macro, great detail and vibrant colours.

Regards Nathan
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2012 9:05PM
OOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooo wassat? good to read your intro but I am non the wiser if I am honestWink good shot
11 Oct 2012 6:26PM
You have some great close up stuff here paul wicked, and well done on the competition win keep in touch my friend see you soon

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