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Apolygus lucorum
Family: Miridae

Apolygus species are green and rather broadly oval in shape. The black tibial spines do not arise from black spots and the 2nd antennal segment is usually shorter than the width of the pronotum at the base.

Separated from the similar A. spinolae by the darker ground colour and by the cuneus, which is entirely green.

Found comonly throughout Britain on a range of plants including tansy, nettle, hemp and particularly mugwort.

Compare: A. spinolae, Lygocoris pabulinus

Adult: July-October
Length 5-6 mm
Apolygus lucorum
Adult: north London (July 2008) ©Tristan Bantock

Apolygus lucorum Apolygus lucorum
Adult: north London (July 2008) ©Tristan Bantock
Adult: Worcs (July 2008) ©Brian Kilford