Oncotylus viridiflavus

Description

Length 5 to 6 mm. The black patterning on the head and pronotum combined with the blueish green colour are unique amongst the UK Miridae.

Habitat

On flowering heads of knapweed.

When to see it

Adult: July to September

Life History

Feeds on knapweed.

UK Status

Occasional in southern and central England and some parts of Wales.

VC55 Status

Occasional.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map