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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

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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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