Lygocoris rugicollis


Length 5.5 to 7.0 mm. Lygocoris species can be distinguished from similar green bugs by the very fine and inconspicuous pale brown tibial spines and at high magnification, the break in the keel between the eyes. The pronotum is rather straight-sided. In L. rugicollis the pronotum is strongly wrinkled and the entire upper surface lacks obvious hairs. The side margins are often yellow. There are other very similar species and care needs to be taken with identification.

Nymphs of this species cannot be identifed with confidence.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Detailed examination of the specimen is needed to identify the species.


Found on various Salix species.

When to see it

Adult: May to October.

UK Status

Widely scattered throughout Britain.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

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Species profile

Common names
Apple Capsid
Species group:
Records on NatureSpot:
First record:
14/06/2012 (Nicholls, David)
Last record:
21/06/2024 (Timms, Sue)

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