Delicate Apple Capsid - Malacocoris chlorizans


    Length 3 to 4 mm. The rather forward set eyes and green mottled forewings are distinctive.


    This small bug may be found on a range of deciduous trees, in particular Hazel.

    When to see it

    Adult: May to October in two broods.

    Life History

    It is mainly predatory and feeds on other insects such as mites and aphids.

    UK Status

    Widespread throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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

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