Closterotomus fulvomaculatus

    Description

    Length 6 to7 mm. A fairly large and mainly brownish plant bug in which the upper surface is covered in flattened golden hairs. Confusion with other species is unlikely.

    Habitat

    In hedgerows and low vegetation.

    When to see it

    Adult: June-August.

    Life History

    Feeds mainly on Hop, although Nettles and Meadowsweet are also used as foodplants.

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent though not really common in Britain, but not well recorded.

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map