Fine Streaked Bugkin

Miris striatus

Description

Over all length 9 to 11mm. A fairly distinct bug with a black body strongly marked with yellow stripes and a yellow to orange cuneus (the patch at the tip of the fore-wing).

Habitat

Normally found on oak or hawthorn where they are predators of aphids and the eggs and larvae of beetles.

Status and distribution

Fairly widespread and common in Britain, but patchily distributed.Fairly common in Nottinghamshire and recorded once at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

May to July.