Phytocoris tiliae

    Description

    Length 6 to 7 mm. Phytocoris species have a distinctive appearance due to the long hind femora and long 1st antennal segment. P. tiliae is an attractively marked greyish-green species, which has distinct black mottling on the wings. The ground colour varies from silver-grey to lime-green. The distribution of black on the pronotum covers the sides and often the posterior, but is always sharply defined.

    Habitat

    Found on a range of deciduous trees.

    When to see it

    Adult: June to October.

    Life History

    Feeds on small insects and mites.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent across Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map