Heterotoma planicornis

The weird and wonderful image above is the nymph stage of a plant bug called Heterotoma planicornis. This little fella will grow up big and strong and will look like the big fella in the image below which I took last year.

Heterotoma planicornis

They grow up to 5mm (0.2in) long, and the adults and nymphs feed on other insects and plant tissue.

Rear garden, Staffordshire, England. July 2016 and June 2017.


4 thoughts on “Heterotoma planicornis

    • Thank you, Vicki ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes this was a hard one because of how small it was, and it was such a fidget! When you are at the limit of your lens and the depth of field is just a sliver you want them to stay still ๐Ÿ™‚


    • I never looked at it like that, but I do now ๐Ÿ™‚ It was certainly very challenging. That’s when I should have got the tripod out, but I can’t be bothered with all that fuss ๐Ÿ™‚


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