Phytocoris longipennis

    Description

    Length about 7 mm.  Phytocoris species have a distinctive appearance due to the long hind femora and long 1st antennal segment.  In Phytocoris longipennis the distribution of black on the pronotum is not sharply defined and the upperside is diffusely mottled with brown or black. The pale bands on the mid tibiae are wider than the dark bands.

    Similar Species

    Other Phytocoris species, especially P. dimidiatus.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    Unless identified by a recognised expert, detailed photographs are required showing all of the main identification features. If the photos don't show the key ID features then in the comments box describe the size and identifying characters you have observed.

    Habitat

    Found on a range of deciduous trees.

    When to see it

    Adult: June-October

    Life History

    Feeds on small insects and mites.

    UK Status

    Widespread across Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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