Rhopalid Bug

Rhopalus subrufus


Body length 7 - 7.5mm. A reddish/brown bug with transparent wings. The lateral abdominal margin is marked alternately black and white and the tip of the scutellum is white.


Woodland edge and hedgerows, found on low herbage. 

Status and distribution

Widely distributed in the south and east of Britain. Not so common in the north or west and absent from Scotland. Fairly common in Nottinghamshire and regular at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

All year.