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Lygaeus simulans Deckert, 1985 ♂♀ ♥

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Lygaeus simulans Deckert, 1985 ♂♀ ♥

Fetiye, MUĞLA ● Turkey

Description: The length is 8 to 12 mm. They have a characteristic red-black pattern, fully developed wings and long, powerful legs. The hemelytra have two transverse bands that reach the margin and a round white spot on the membrane.
This species can be differentiate from Lygaeus equestris with its long bristles on the scutellum, antennae with angulous tubercles and a larger red area on the head and lateral black edge tinner.

Habitat: Dry and rocky places, chalky meadows, sunny woodland edges.

Distribution: Europe, Asia, Africa.

References:
Bon A., 2011. Tout un monde dans mon jardin