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Stenodema laevigata

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Suborder  Heteroptera
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Hemiptera
Family  Miridae
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Similar  Stenodema, Notostira elongata, Stictopleurus punctatonervosus, Stenodema calcarata, Deraeocoris ruber

Stenodema laevigata graswanze grass bug


Stenodema laevigata is a species of bugs from a Miridae family, common in the United Kingdom, and throughout the rest of Europe.

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Description

Adults are 7–10 millimetres (0.28–0.39 in) long. The species are of light-green colour, but can come in yellow or brown. The species lacks femoral spurs, and have densely pitted prothorax.

Ecology

Adults and larvae are both feeding on unripe grains, which includes: Alopecurus, Dactylis, Festuca and wheat. Sometimes, larvae might suck juices from leaves and stems. They start to eat grass seeds and flowers by later development. The larvae hibernates in winter, by living in a soil, and leaf litter. Both males and females mate in spring, with the males being greener than females. The larvae is active from May–July, after which the new generation appears, which will last till next spring.

References

Stenodema laevigata Wikipedia


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