Adult Size: Length: ca. 5.0 to 7.0 mm.
Eysarcoris venustissimus is a small greenish-grey species. The head and the front of both the pronotum and scutellum are a metallic magenta, with a green-bronze sheen, while the connexivum is marked with black and white.
Habitat: Hedgerows, wasteland and woodland edges.
There is one generation per year;
Adult: All year
Larvae: Late June until as late as October, forming a colony feeding on the seeds of Hedge Woundwort and sometimes other plants in the Labiateae such as white dead-nettle.
New adults may be found from August onwards and over-wintering probably takes place within leaf-litter.
Distribution: Common and widespread in in southern and central Britain as far north as Yorkshire, in hedgerows and woodland edges.
North Merseyside distribution Map
Eysarcoris aeneus lacks the dark metallic blotch on the scutellum, but has a distinct pale spot in each of the basal corners of that area.
Bantock & Botting (2018)
Evans & Edmondson (2005)
Judd (2009 & 2010)
Pendleton & Pendleton (1997—2018)
Wikimedia Commons (2018)