Closterotomus fulvomaculatus

Closterotomus fulvomaculatus

''Closterotomus fulvomaculatus'' is a species of plant bugs belonging to the family Miridae, subfamily Mirinae.
Closterotomus fulvomaculatus - Young nymph  Closterotomus,Closterotomus fulvomaculatus,Geotagged,Miridae,Mirinae,Mirini,Netherlands,Nymph

Appearance

The species is brownish coloured and is 6-7 millimetres long while its nymph is reddish-brown with yellowish-green bands. By July, it becomes an adult.
Closterotomus fulvomaculatus - 4th stadium nymph  Closterotomus,Closterotomus fulvomaculatus,Geotagged,Miridae,Mirinae,Mirini,Netherlands,Nymph

Distribution

It is mainly absent from Andorra, Azores, Canary Islands, Cyprus, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Ireland, Madeira, Malta and northwestern part of Russia.
Closterotomus fulvomaculatus - Imago and nymph Found a nice colourful nymph yesterday and decided to introduce "the species", but as it turns out all I seem to have (sorted to speciesname at least) is this rather old (2007) image :-/ It'll have to do for now ...  Closterotomus,Closterotomus fulvomaculatus,Geotagged,Miridae,Mirinae,Mirini,Netherlands,Nymph

Habitat

''Closterotomus fulvomaculatus'' lay eggs in the cracks of wooden stems in late July and August. They feed on various fruit crops including ''Trifolium'', ''Urtica'' and various plants from Asteraceae family which includes ''Anthemis'', ''Carduus, ''Cirsium'' and ''Matricaria'' species.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderHemiptera
FamilyMiridae
GenusClosterotomus
SpeciesC. fulvomaculatus
Photographed in
Netherlands