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Liocoris tripustulatus - Top view
Liocoris tripustulatus - Top view


Liocoris tripustulatus
Liocoris tripustulatus belong to the family of capsid bugs. This bug is widespread throughout the Palearctic - region comprising Eurasia north of the Himalayas, together with North Africa and the temperate part of the Arabian peninsula. They got their name because of their appearance and their preference for nettles.
Liocoris tripustulatus
Liocoris tripustulatus
The bug is oval in shape and can reach lengths of 3.8 to 5 mm. Their antennae are about the same length as their bodies, and are bright and clearly segmented. The upper side of the body is bare and shiny. Half blankets and neck shield have a dark brown to black hue and the centre and tips of the wings bear patches of yellowy - red. On the upper side of the insect is a yellow mark in the shape of a small heart. These bugs have large complex eyes. The head and legs are lighter in colour than the rest of the body. There are dark patches on the legs.
Bug - Liocoris tripustulatus
Bug - Liocoris tripustulatus
The Liocoris tripustulatus lives in sunny, open habitats such as gardens. It is also found in open forests where plenty of light enters. Whether they eat plants other than the nettle is not known.
Liocoris tripustulatus feeding
Liocoris tripustulatus feeding
This bug overwinters in the adult stage. It hides in fallen leaves, bark or in the hollow parts of plants. From May on the larvae hatch, which are green in colour and in July the adult stage is reached. The females lay their eggs on nettles on the upper side of the leaf stalks. Every year, a new generation emerges.
Head of Liocoris tripustulatus
Head of Liocoris tripustulatus
Typical Bug - Liocoris tripustulatus on nettle
Typical Bug - Liocoris tripustulatus on nettle

Liocoris tripustulatus
Common namesCommon nettle bug
German namesGepunktete Nesselwanze, Ohne dt. Namen, Brennessel-Weichwanze
Danish namesTreplettet nældetæge
Finnish namesNokkoslude
AuthorJohann Christian Fabricius, 1781
Distribution
Continents:

Eurasia
Europe
North Europe (British Isles (United Kingdom (Great Britain (England (English Midlands (East Midlands (Leicestershire))))), Ireland), Germany (West Germany (North Rhine-Westphalia)), Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Denmark), Fennoscandia (Finland), Baltic region (Baltic States (Estonia))), West Europe (Austria, France (South France (Corsica)), Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg)), South Europe (Italy (Italy Islands (Sicily, Sardinia), North Italy, South Italy), Iberian Peninsula (Portugal)), Central Europe (Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic (Moravia, Bohemia), Slovakia), Southeast Europe (Bulgaria)


CountriesAustria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Sweden, United Kingdom
Links and ReferencesLiocoris tripustulatus in faunaeur.org
Liocoris tripustulatus in dyntaxa.se
Liocoris tripustulatus in Wikipedia (English)

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1. Liocoris tripustulatus - Top view
2. Liocoris tripustulatus
3. Bug - Liocoris tripustulatus
4. Liocoris tripustulatus feeding
5. Head of Liocoris tripustulatus
6. Typical Bug - Liocoris tripustulatus on nettle
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Taxonomy
ClassInsecta
Insects, True insects
SubclassPterygota
Winged insects
InfraclassNeoptera
Wing-folding insects
SuperorderParaneoptera
OrderHemiptera
Hemipterans, True bugs, Cicadas, Aphids, Hoppers, Allies, Bugs
SuborderHeteroptera
True bugs, Bugs, Gerrids
InfraorderCimicomorpha
Thaumastocorid bugs
SuperfamilyMiroidea
FamilyMiridae
Grass bugs, Plant bugs, Leaf bugs, Jumping tree bugs, Capsid bugs, Mirid Bugs, Myrid Bugs
SubfamilyMirinae
TribeMirini
GenusLiocoris
Speciestripustulatus
Liocoris tripustulatus
Common nettle bug
AuthorFabricius, 1781
 
Synonyms
Cimex bifasciatus
Cimex tripustulatus
Liocoris autumnalis
Liocoris bifasciatus
Liocoris bimaculatus
Liocoris inequalis
Liocoris lhesgica
Liocoris mutatus
Liocoris nepeticolus
Liocoris pallens
Liocoris pictus
Liocoris quadrimaculatus
Liocoris signatus
Liocoris similis
Liocoris sordidus
Liocoris tibialis
Lygus tibialis
Phytocoris pictus
Phytocoris tripustulatus
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