Phylus coryli


Length 4.5 to 5.5 mm. There are three species of Phylus bugs in the UK, which can be separated with some reliability by the colour of the head and forewings. Host plant is also a useful aid to identification. The forewings of this species vary from light brown to black, with the cuneus usually slightly reddish.

Identification difficulty

Usually found on Hazel.

When to see it

Adult: June-August.

Life History

Phylus bugs are all partly predatory.

UK Status

P. coryli is common throughout the UK.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map