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