Taxonomy

Rhacognathus punctatus | Heather Bug

Pre 2017

2017 - 2020

Species Biology

Identification

Red or orange middle third to the tibia of the otherwise dark legs and a red line through the pronotum. 

Habitat

Raised bogs and heaths with abundant heather and low growing shrubs. 

Life cycle

Adults may be seen through the year, except for July. Nymphs are found from June to August. 

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Irish distribution

It is found in the northern third of Ireland, but is not common. 

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2021

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