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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map