Dicyphus epilobii

    Description

    Length 4 to 5 mm. Members of this genus can be difficult to identify using structural features, but general coloration and host plant are often informative. This pale green species has red basal antennal segments that are distinctive. The adults are always macropterous and often show a dark spot at the apex of both the corium and the cuneus.

    Habitat

    On Great Willowherb (Epilobium hirsutum).

    When to see it

    Adult: mainly July-October.

    UK Status

    This species is common throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map