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Dicyphus pallidus - lateral  Bryocorinae,Dicyphini,Dicyphus,Dicyphus pallidus,Heteroptera,Jane's garden,Miridae,Netherlands,nl: Bosandoornbochelwants Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

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  1. Really awesome, looks like a small version of an assassin bug but it seems a vegetarian :) Posted 3 years ago
    1. Very well noticed Ferdy - all these Dicyphini are zoophytophagous: The feed both on plant saps/fluids and other little arthropods like aphids etc. Their feeding on plant saps and laying their eggs in the plant substrate with an ovipositor makes that some species are bound to a species or genus of plant. Almost all prefer some hairy/sticky plants where they also feed on the cadavers of critters that got stuck to the plant's sticky hairs.
      P.S. Here is a different species with its lunch :o)
      Dicyphus globulifer - nymph with lunch  Bryocorinae,Dicyphini,Dicyphus,Dicyphus globulifer,Geotagged,Heteroptera,Jane's garden,Miridae,Netherlands,Nymph,nl: Koekoeksbloembochelwants
      Posted 3 years ago, modified 3 years ago
      1. That's an awesome look at the small world, and I learned a bit. Thanks, Arp! Posted 3 years ago

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Dicyphus pallidus is one of the small, slender plant bugs (Miridae) in the tribe Dicyphini. This species uses various hairy plants for its zoophytophagous development, mainly Stachys sylvatica but in cultivated gardens occasionally on the likes of Gerranium macrorrhyzum.

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Dec 11, 2018. Captured in Koekanger Dwarsdijk 42, 7958 SV Koekange, Netherlands.