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Dicyphus epilobii
Family: Miridae

Members of this genus can be difficult to identify using structural features, but general coloration and hostplant are often informative.

This pale green species is abundant throughout 
Britain on hairy willowherb Epilobium hirsutum, and the red basal antennal segments are distinctive. The adults are always macropterous and often show a dark spot at the apex of both the corium and the cuneus.

Specific structural characters:
- Length of 3rd antennal segment 
≥ head width across eyes
- Hind tibiae long

Compare: D. errans

Adult: mainly July-October
Length 4-5 mm
Dicyphus epilobii
Adult: Berks (September 2008) ©Jonathan Michaelson

Dicyphus epilobii Dicyphus epilobii
Adult: north London (July 2008) ©Tristan Bantock

Adult: Hants (March 2008) ©Alby Oakshott
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Adult: Kent (September 2007) ©Joe Botting

Adult: Leics (September 2008) ©David Gould