Allygus mixtus


    Length: 5.5 to 7 mm. The UK representatives of this genus are relatively large species having numerous white cross veins and dark dots on the forewings and vertex.

    Similar Species

    This species can be separated from A. modestus by its generally darker colouration and the lack of distinct dark lines on the vertex found in modestus.

    Identification difficulty

    Recording advice

    This species can be identified from good quality photographs with care but there are similar species that it could be confused with.


    Deciduous and mixed woodlands, especially with oak. The adults can be found on various deciduous woody plants.

    When to see it

    Adult: June to October

    Life History

    The nymphs probably feed on grasses.

    UK Status


    VC55 Status

    Seems to be fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland but may be under-recorded in our area.

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