30 Days Wild Pan-species Challenge: Day 14

My lifer was not a moth today! I noticed these exquisite, nettle-associated Myrid bugs, Grypocoris stysi on a nettle bed in an unkempt corner of a churchyard near my house. Here is one:


Grypocoris stysi

They’re pretty common, being nettle feeders, and they’re distinctive and eye-catching so this is a great species to look for if you want to get started on Hemiptera. I seem to have been neglecting Hemiptera a bit, with only 30 species on my list.


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