|Tingis cardui |
Tingis cardui is a Palearctic lacewing bug. The species is widespread in almost all of Europe and lacking only in the far North. It is common also in North Africa and East Asia minor and the Middle East as well as southern Russia and the Caucasus to Siberia and the North of China.Tingis cardui lives on Cirsium, in particular on Cirsium vulgare , but also on Cirsium palustre and less frequently on Carduus nutans , Carduus crispus , and Carduus acanthoides . Overwintering occurs as an imago in the ground litter, or under loose bark. The bugs appear in April or May, and sit on the basal leaves of their food crops.
Some make dispersion flights to colonize new plants. Mating and oviposition lasts until July. The females drill their eggs individually on both sides of the leaves into the tissue of the food plant. The nymphs occur from June until September. Older nymphs are often located between the spines on the outside of the flower baskets or close to it. The adult animals of the new generation occur from late July or early August.
Anthocoridae is a family of bugs, commonly called minute pirate bugs or flower bugs. Worldwide there are 500-600 species.
Nabis ericetorum is a species of damsel bug in the family Nabidae.
Nabis flavomarginatus is a species of damsel bug in the family Nabidae.
Nabis limbatus is a species of damsel bug in the family Nabidae. It is found in Northern Europe and the northern part of Western and Central Europe.It occurs in the East in Eastern Europe and across the Palearctic to Siberia to China and Korea.It is introduced in Canada. In the Alps, it rises to about 1400 meters above sea level. In the South of Europe, it is found only in the central uplands.
Nabis lineatus is a species of damsel bug in the family Nabidae.
Eurygaster maura, also known as tortoise bug, is a species of true bugs or shield-backed bugs belonging to the family Scutelleridae.
Gonocerus acuteangulatus is a herbivorous species of true bug in the family Coreidae. It is commonly known as the box bug in the UK as it once only occurred in Box Hill in Surrey where it fed on box trees.
Brachycaudus cardui is a species of aphid, commonly known as the thistle aphid or the plum-thistle aphid. It infests trees in the genus Prunus in the spring and autumn, and mostly plants in the aster family in the summer.
Piezodorus lituratus, the gorse shield bug, is a species of Pentatomidae, a family of shield bugs.
Sehirus luctuosus, the Forget-me-not Bug, is a burrowing shieldbug belonging to the family Cydnidae. It is found from Europe to Central Asia.In Central Europe it is widespread and not uncommon. They are found in the Alps on sunny slopes up to almost 2000 meters above sea level.
Neides tipularius is a Palearctic stilt bug. It occurs from the Northern Mediterranean to Scandinavia and the British Isles. Further east it is found in Asia minor and the Caucasus to Central Asia. In Germany and the Alps it is widespread and not uncommon. In Britain it is locally common in large parts of the South. In Ireland it is rare.
Metatropis rufescens is a species of true bugs. The species is found in Europe, with the exception of the far North and South then East to the Black Sea region and across the Palearctic to Siberia. In Central Europe it is common, but it is not found everywhere. In the British Isles it is common in the South including Wales and Ireland. It occurs in shady, mostly moist habitats in deciduous forests.
Aradus depressus is a true bug in the family Aradidae. The species is found in the Palearctic from Ireland East to Siberia. In the Southeast, the range extends to the Caucasus mountains. A. depressus is the most common species of the genus Aradus and can be found everywhere. In the Alps it occurs up to 1600 meters.
Bryocoris pteridis is a true bug in the family Miridae. The species is found in Europe from Ireland in the West and including the northern edge of the Mediterranean and the East across the Palearctic to Siberia.In Central Europe, it is widespread and occurs both in the central uplands and the Alps up to 1500 metres above sea level.
Monalocoris filicis is a true bug in the family Miridae. The species is found in Europe from Ireland in the West and including the northern edge of the Mediterranean and the East across the Palearctic to Central Asia, Korea and Japan. In Central Europe, it is widespread and generally common. In the Alps, it occurs up to the edge of the forest. Habitats are deciduous and coniferous forests and moist, open habitats such as bogs or the shores of streams.
Himacerus boops is a species of damsel bug in the family Nabidae. It is found from South Scandinavia and the South of the British Isles over Western and Central Europe and East across the Palearctic to Siberia and in the Caspian region. They are not present in most parts of the Mediterranean.
Himacerus major is a species damsel bug in the family Nabidae. It is found in the Holarctic.The range is from South Scandinavia and the South of the British Isles over West Europe including the Western Mediterranean, Central Europe and Eastern Europe and in the Caucasus. It is also found in North America. Himacerus major occurs in many different habitats with grass, regardless of the level of humidity. The species occurs on very dry dune habitats, and nutrient-poor grasslands,as well as wet shores of waters without woody vegetation and salt places inland. The species occurs in very large numbers near the coast of the Northern Baltic Sea. It is absent from woodland.
Taphropeltus contractus is a species in the family Lygaeidae. It is found in the West Palearctic - in Europe, excepting the far North. In the South of Europe the distribution includes the Mediterranean Basin including North Africa. The East limit is the Caucasus. In Central Europe the species is widespread and it is not uncommon in the South. North of the central uplands, it occurs but only locally. The species occurs only in warmer in the Alps. It prefers half shady, dry warm habitats.
Orthonotus rufifrons is a species of plant bugs belonging to the family Miridae.
Plagiognathus arbustorum is a species of insects in the family Miridae, the plant bugs.