Tupiocoris rhododendri


    Length 4 to 5 mm. The structure and markings are distinctive. Features to look for are the black pronotum and white collar, as well as the antennal pattern. The eyes are placed relatively far forward.

    Identification difficulty

    Around areas where Rhododendron is present.

    When to see it

    June to September.

    Life History

    It feeds solely on Rhododendron.

    UK Status

    First recorded in the 1970s, this bug is probably native to the USA but is now well established in southern and central Britain at least.

    VC55 Status

    Local in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map