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  1. Weird! Are those little black marks hairs or just the pattern on the bug? Posted 3 years ago
    1. What marks? The two on the pronotum are pigmented spots (and can be larger on some specimen). The ones on the femora are also pigmented spots, but often the spots carry a hair. The hairs on the tibia also have a pigmented base. The dorsal hairs on the rest of the body are just that - black hairs and as such an important character for ID :o) Posted 3 years ago, modified 3 years ago
      1. Lol, sorry - dumb question! I wasn't sure if the dorsal, black marks were just marks or actually were hairs. I have never seen a hairy Miridae before! It's so cool! Posted 3 years ago
  2. Stunning shot, Arp! Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks Ferdy :o) Posted 3 years ago

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"Closterotomus norvegicus" is a species of bugs belonging to the family Miridae, subfamily Mirinae. It can be found feeding on nettle, clover, and cannabis, as well as Compositae, potatoes, carrots and chrysanthemums. They prefer to feed on the flowers, buds and unripe fruit. The species occurs in Great Britain and continental Europe.

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Jun 26, 2019. Captured in Vreugderijkerweg 11, 8042 PT Zwolle, Netherlands.