Orsillus depressus


    Length about 6 mm. This bug has a browny orange appearance.


    Originally native to southern Europe, where a number of trees in the Cupressaceae are used as host plants, in Britain it is often associated with Lawson's Cypress.

    When to see it

    Adult: All year.

    Life History

    Associated with Lawson's Cypress in Britain.

    UK Status

    First recorded in the late 1980s, this continental seed bug has become naturalised in the UK and is now common in southern and central England at least.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known at present.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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

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