Family Lygaeidae – Groundbugs


There are 91 species of Groundbug in the UK within 40 genera.


Birch Catkin Bug Kleidocerys resedae

An attractive rust-coloured bug where the forewings are patterned and largely transparent, with the corium and clavus punctate. The clavus has three rows of punctures.

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Nettle Groundbug Heterogaster urticae

Nettle Groundbug Heterogaster urticae

Associated with nettle, this is a rather hairy groundbug which is recognized by the alternate light and dark markings on the legs and along the margins of the abdomen. The tibiae have three dark bands.

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Eremocoris sp.

Eremocoris are medium-sized or large ground bugs which have rather reddish-brown forewings and a pair of semicircular white spots on the membrane, adjacent to the cuneus.

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