Allygus modestus


    Length: 6 to 7.5 mm. The UK representatives of this genus are relatively large species having numerous white cross veins and dark dots on the forewings and vertex. This species can be separated from A. mixtus by its generally paler colouration and the presence on the vertex of two narrow black lines running diagonally from ocellus to median.


    Open, deciduous woodlands, especially moist habitats. The adults can be found on various deciduous woody plants.

    When to see it

    Adult: June to October

    Life History

    The nymphs feed on grasses.

    UK Status

    Fairly common across southern Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common but under-recorded. The record of 12.vii.2009 was the first for Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map