Neolygus viridis


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.

Similar Species

Orthops campestris can look very similar, but has much shorter antennae

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

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


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


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Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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Records on NatureSpot:
First record:
21/06/2009 (Calow, Graham)
Last record:
01/07/2024 (Timms, Sue)

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