Oxycarenus lavaterae  (Fabricius, 1787)
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Arthropoda / Insecta / Heteroptera / Lygaeidae
Mallow seed bug     Maltese name not known
Further Information:
This species is very common on our islands. It usually forms quite large congregations on plants. It feeds by piercing with its beak and sucking the fluids.

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