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Length 11-14 mm
Phenology Adult throughout Year
This liike many quashbugs have variable colour depending on local environment
Key ID Features
Narrower abdomen and more pointed lateral extremities on the Pronotum are notably more pointed and help distinguish it from the similar C.marginatus (Dock Bug).
Nymphsare distinctive posssessing a green abdomen .Its expansion and resurgance reflects its ability to asimilate other foodplants, such as Hawthorn, Buckthorn, Yew and Plum trees.
In the past it was designated RDB 1 and limitted to the confines of Box Hill Surrey , but has now substantially improved iyts distribution and habita
IMAGE ABOVE WITH PERMISSION (C) COURTESY OF ASHLEY WOODD
IMAGE COURTESY OF DAVE MONK (C) 2007