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Dock Bug - Coreus marginatus - late instar nymph - close up

Coreus marginatus - late instar nymph

Description:

A large and mottled reddish-brown squashbug with a broad, oval abdomen. The two small projections between the antennae are diagnostic.

Habitat:

Common and widespread in southern Britain, including Ireland, where it may be found in a variety of dry and damp habitats.

Notes:

There is one generation per year, adults mating and laying eggs in spring. The nymphs feed on dock and other related plants in the Polygonaceae; new adults may be found from August onwards.

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AlphaZeroOne
Spotted by
AlphaZeroOne

England, United Kingdom

Lat: 52.25, Long: -2.46

Spotted on Aug 15, 2012
Submitted on Nov 22, 2012

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