Neolygus contaminatus

    Description

    Length approximately 6 mm. Neolygus species are green and oval in shape, although less broad than Apolygus. The brown tibial spines arise from black spots and the 2nd antennal segment is longer than the width of the pronotum at the base. N. contaminatus is distinguished from other Neolygus species by the all green clavus and the long antennae. The 2nd antennal segment is pale throughout.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Found on birch.

    When to see it

    Adult: June to September.

    UK Status

    A widespread and common bug throughout the UK.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map