Length 4.5-5.5 mm. The broad and flattened 2nd antennal segment, dark ground colour and contrasting greenish legs make this species unmistakeable.
On various plants and trees, in particular nettles.
Both adults and the reddish nymphs feed on small insects as well as plant buds and unripe fruits. Eggs hatch in May, the nymphs becoming adult from June onwards.
Abundant throughout most of Britain.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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