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Calocoris alpestris
Family: Miridae

One of many entirely green plant bugs but distinctive due to its large size and very elongate shape. The 1st antennal segment is very long (> head width). The base of the scutellum is sometimes narrowly dark, as is a thin collar behind the head. 

A local species, found on nettles in upland or northern areas
(including hills in southern England), favouring damp woodlands.

Adult: May - August
Length 9-11 mm 
Calocoris alpestris
Adult: Huddersfield (June 2008) ©Joe Botting

Calocoris alpestris nymph
Adult: Notts (May 2008) ©Richard Rogers

Nymph: Notts (May 2008) ©Richard Rogers