Stenodema calcarata

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Stenodema calcarata
Stenodema calcarata (2).jpg
Stenodema calcarata. Note the twin spines on the hind femur which are the key characteristic of this species.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Heteroptera
Family: Miridae
Genus: Stenodema
Species: S. calcarata
Binomial name
Stenodema calcarata
Fallén, 1807

Stenodema calcarata is a species of bug from Miridae family, that can be found in Central, and Western Europe.[1]


The length of an adult is 7–8 millimetres (0.28–0.31 in), and have a longitudinal furrow between the eyes.[2]


The species hibernate in winter, and come aground in April. During this time, the females start to change colour to green, while males still remain yellow, or brown. The larvae appears by August.[3]


  1. ^ "Stenodema calcarata". Discover Life. Retrieved 18 February 2012.
  2. ^ Description
  3. ^ Ecology