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Dicyphus errans - Nymph, detail of head Some notes with this full view of the same critter:<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/94031/dicyphus_errans_-_mid_instar_nymph.html" title="Dicyphus errans - Mid instar nymph"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3043/94031_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1627516810&Signature=6JxKTBp1dxDZKwmzvpOukwbtURg%3D" width="200" height="114" alt="Dicyphus errans - Mid instar nymph ID is a tad tentative, but I&#039;m quite sure it should be okay. This is a 2mm Dicyphus nymph on Silene dioica invested with Aphids. It doesn&#039;t look at all like the usual nymphs of Dicyphus globulifer on Silene dioica and the colour pattern on head and antennae fits nicely with the documenten 5th instar nymphs of D. errans.<br />
Here is a detail of the head:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/94032/dicyphus_errans_-_nymph_detail_of_head.html  Bryocorinae,Dicyphini,Dicyphus,Dicyphus errans,Heteroptera,Jane&#039;s garden,Miridae,Netherlands,Nymph" /></a></figure> Bryocorinae,Dicyphini,Dicyphus,Dicyphus errans,Heteroptera,Jane's garden,Miridae,Netherlands,Nymph Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Love the eyes! Posted one year ago
    1. The red really makes them pop :o) Posted one year ago

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Dicyphus errans is one of the small, slender plant bugs (Miridae) in the tribe Dicyphini. Unlike many of its congeners this species is not particularly bound to a limited selection of plants for its zoophytophagous development, other than that it also prefers hairy plants. Among others it is recorded from Urtica, Stachys, Galeopsis, Gerranium and Verbascum.

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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Uploaded May 10, 2020.