Allygus mixtus

Description

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.

Habitat

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

Common.

VC55 Status

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

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