Phytocoris tiliae


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.


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.

be our species champion

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map