Grass Bug: Leptopterna dolabrata Leptopterna dolabrata

Leptopterna dolabrata mirid bug
Leptopterna dolabrata
Leptopterna dolabrata
Leptopterna dolabrata is an Art Deco-patterned grass bug common over damp grassland in the UK in summer months.
Leptopterna dolabrata mirid bug
Leptopterna dolabrata
Leptopterna dolabrata
The male (above left) is fully-winged and the female (above centre/right) is partly-winged and about 8mm long. The fresh colour of yelow and black darkens to orange with age for the male.
Leptopterna dolabrata mirid bug
Leptopterna dolabrata
Leptopterna dolabrata
The nymph, above, has no wings. There is a very similar grass bug, Leptopterna ferrugata, looking slightly different and prefering drier grassland (link below).