Phytocoris ulmi

    Description

    Length 6 to 8 mm. Phytocoris species have a distinctive appearance due to the long hind femora and long 1st antennal segment. The ground colour of P. ulmi is similar to P. varipes, but the upper surface is more uniform, lacking longitudinal markings. The 1st antennal segment is thinner and the antennal hairs are longer than its width.

    Habitat

    Found in hedgerows and woods, particularly on Hawthorn.

    When to see it

    Adult: June-October.

    Life History

    It feeds on the flowers and fruits of a range of plants, as well as small insects.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly common throughout the UK.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map