Lygocoris rugicollis

    Description

    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.

    Identification difficulty

    Habitat

    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

    UK Map