Saturday, June 23, 2012
One more bug in the grass
The bugs in the above picture and the picture to the right are another species of meadow plant bug from the family miridae: Leptopterna dolabrata (aka Meadow Plant Bug). It is another import from Europe that is very commonly found on grass seed panicles. The one to the right is a male while the one above is a female with under-developed wings. I took these photos a little over a week ago when these bugs were quite common but now when I go back, they have all disappeared. I'm not sure where they have all gone, perhaps they don't like the hot and dry conditions or perhaps they have all gone on to another stage of their lifecycle.