Nettle Ground Bug

Heterogastor urticae


Body length 6 - 7mm. A dull, dark brown bug, with pale fore-wings and clear wing membranes.


Normally found on the food plant, Stinging Nettles.

Status and distribution

Fairly common and widespread in the south but rarer in the north and Scotland. Fairly common in Nottinghamshire and common at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

March to November.