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Rhacognathus punctatus

<em> Rhacognathus punctatus</em>

An 8 mm. long, bronze-coloured shieldbug with metallic reflections. The shoulders not obviously extended. The legs are dark with pale bands on the tibia.A shieldbug found on the margins of heaths and moors where it feeds on the larvae of leaf beetles. Records of this species in Cumbria are all from lowland mires and heaths.

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