Breckland Leatherbug / Squashbug Arenocoris waltii

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Length 7-8 mm

Phenology Adult throughout Year


This liike many quashbugs have variable colour depending on local environment

Key ID features

Variable in color

It can be differentiad from the very similar Fallens Leatherbug A. fallenii by noting the shape of the 3rd antennal segment, this is thickened towards the tip.

The pronotum also lacks the two backwards pointing rows of pale spine

Life Cycle


Like the other similar in the genus it feeds on Common Storksbill Erodium cicutarium preferring dry, sandy habitats. This species was thought to be extiinct bur found again in 2011