Common Damselbug

Nabis rugosus


Over all length 6.5 - 7.5mm. Yellow brown with pale fore-wings. The second antennal segment is greater than the width of the pronotum and the wings reach the end of the abdomen.


Grasslands and hedgerows where it preys on other insects.

Status and distribution

Common and widespread in the south, less common in Scotland. Common in Nottinghamshire and found once at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

All year.