Monday, 28 January 2019

A different bug

With a general lack of moths the most interesting insect in my trap this week was this bug. About 11mm in length.

I have no idea where to start on bug identification so any pointers would be welcome.

Andy Newbold, Sibford Ferris, Oxon.


  1. Hi Andy, it looks to me like Nabis ferus (Field Damsel Bug) which does over-winter as an adult, although the size you quote seems rather large. Beware, though, that I'm not an expert on bugs so may be wrong!

    There's a good website here which you might find helpful:

  2. Another site which I find useful is:

  3. Thank you. Some really clear images. It looks as if Dave's ID is correct.


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