Deraeocoris lutescens


    Length ~4 mm. A small bug, generally orange-brown with blackish markings and translucent forewings. Although sometimes rather variable, there are usually two dark bars on the scutellum, which is unpunctured.

    Identification difficulty

    Found on a wide variety of plants but favouring deciduous trees, particularly Oak.

    When to see it

    Adult: All year.

    Life History

    This species overwinters as an adult, mating in the spring; the new generation is complete by late summer. It is a predatory species.

    UK Status

    This species is found commonly across southern Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map