Rhabdomiris striatellus

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Rhabdomiris striatellus
Eichen-Schmuckwanze Rhabdomiris striatellus 2.jpg
Adult pale form of the Striped Oak Bug. Photograph taken in Perlacher Forst, Munich, Germany.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Heteroptera
Family: Miridae
Genus: Rhabdomiris
Wagner, 1968
Species: R. striatellus
Binomial name
Rhabdomiris (Calocoris) striatellus
(Fabricius, 1794)

Rhabdomiris striatellus is a bug found widespread through the palearctic ecozone and common in the United Kingdom. The species is partial to oak trees.[1] The body of the insect reaches 7–9 millimetres (0.3–0.4 in).[2] The body is yellow to reddish brown and has yellow veins and dark stripes on its wings. The bug can also be much darker and similar to its relative, Miris striatus. The larvae suck flowers and fruits while the adults prey on aphids and the larvae of other insects.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Bantock, Tristan. "(Miridae) Rhabdomiris striatellus". Retrieved 2009-03-26. 
  2. ^ Berdys, Hania (2007-08-10). "Rhabdomiris striatellus". The Garden Safari. Retrieved 2009-03-26.