Camptopus lateralis

Camptopus lateralis

''Camptopus lateralis'', common name broad-headed bug, is a species of true bugs belonging to the family Alydidae, subfamily Alydinae.
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Appearance

''Camptopus lateralis'' can reach a length of 12–15 millimetres . Body is elongated and rather hairy, with a dark brown background color, white margins and many veins in the membranous apex. Abdomen is orange brown. Head is wider than the pronotum. Antennae have four segments. Femurs are thorny and enlarged, while tibias are yellowish-brown and curved.

This species is rather similar to ''Alydus calcaratus'', that has rectilinear tibias.

Distribution

This species is present in most of Europe.

Behavior

These bugs are polyphagous but they mainly feed on Coronilla, Lotus, Trifolium, Ononis, Astragalus, Medicago, Ulex and Genista , ''Rosmarinus officinalis'' , ''Euphorbia characias'' , ''Quercus coccifera'' , '' Juniperus oxycedrus '' .

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderHemiptera
FamilyAlydidae
GenusCamptopus
Species
Photographed in
Portugal