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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