Calocoris alpestris

    Description

    Length 9-11 mm. One of many entirely green plant bugs but distinctive due to its large size and very elongate shape. The 1st antennal segment is very long. The base of the scutellum is sometimes narrowly dark, as is a thin collar behind the head.

    Identification difficulty
    ID guidance

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

    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

    On Nettles, often in damp woodland.

    When to see it

    Adult: May - August.

    UK Status

    A local species, found in upland or northern areas (including hills in southern England).

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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