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Heterotoma planicornis - Heterotoma planicornis

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Heterotoma planicornis Heterotoma planicornis - Heterotoma planicornis dylan Hedgerow 14 Jul 2021, 10:31 a.m. 13 Jul 2021, 2:29 p.m.
Heterotoma planicornis Heterotoma planicornis - Heterotoma planicornis dylan Blaise Castle 5 Aug 2023, 9:46 p.m. 3 Aug 2023, 3:15 p.m.

Species Description

Widespread and fairly frequent throughout the Southern half of the UK, being much scarcer in the North. Habitats include: Often found near Nettles in places such as gardens, parks, allotments, churchyards, hedgerows, woodland, scrub, wasteland, roadside verges, cycle paths etc. Length: 4.5 - 5.5 mm. Adult seen July to October. Life story: Eggs overwinter and hatch in May, the Nymphs turn into Adults from June. Diet: small insects, plant buds, unripe fruits.