Species: Notostira elongata (Notostira elongata)

Family: Capsid bugs (MIRIDAE)

Category: Insects (Other)

Location: Widespread

A. Insects (Other)

More extensive information on insects can be found in a separate blog post.

B. Capsid bugs (MIRIDAE)

Capsid bugs form the largest family of true bugs, numbering over ten thousand known species. It is a certainty that there are many more, not least because they are small, and distinguishing even a single new member of the family from any of the existing members is a daunting task. Members of this family are often considered as pests that pierce the tissue of plants to eat their sap.

C. Notostira elongata (Notostira elongata)

The Notostira elongata is a grass bug no longer than 8 millimetres, distinguishable from the many other members of the family by the furrow between its eyes. These tiny creatures are common in England.

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Notostira elongata

The Notostira elongata is a grass bug no longer than 8 millimetres, distinguishable from the many other members of the family by the furrow between its eyes.