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
Recording advice

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

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