Common Green Capsid - Lygocoris pabulinus

    Alternative names
    Green Capsid

    Length 5-6.5 mm. Lygocoris species can be distinguished from similar green bugs by the very fine and inconspicuous pale brown tibial spines and at high magnification, the break in the keel between the eyes. The pronotum is rather straight-sided. In L. pabulinus the pronotum is smooth and the whole upper surface is usually uniformly green.

    Identification difficulty

    Found on a range of woody and herbaceous plants, particularly nettles.

    When to see it

    Adult: June-October.

    UK Status

    A very common bug throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    be our species champion

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map