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

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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.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map