Amblytylus nasutus


    Length ~ 4.5 mm.  Amblytylus species are greenish-yellow elongate oval bug in which the head is rather long (almost as long as broad) and the eyes are small. The upper surface is densely covered in hairs. In A. nasutus these hairs are dark, as is the wing membrane.

    Similar Species

    Lopus decolor, Megalocoleus molliculus.

    Identification difficulty
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    Dry grasslands and wasteland.

    When to see it

    Adult: June-August

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in the southern half of Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Probably under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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