Neolygus viridis

    Description

    Length about 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. viridis is distinguished from other Neolygus species by the extensive dark markings on the clavus and corium, superficially resembling Orthops campestris, which is smaller and has much shorter antennae. The 2nd antennal segment is darkened towards the tip.

    Habitat

    Found on a range of deciduous trees, in particular Lime.

    When to see it

    Adult: June-September.

    UK Status

    A widespread and common bug throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map