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|Lygocoris pabulinus Common Green Capsid
Lygocoris species can be distinguished from similar green bugs by the very fine and inconspicuous pale brown tibial spines and at high magnification, the break in the keel between the eyes. The pronotum is rather straight-sided.
In L. pabulinus the pronotum is smooth and the whole upper surface is usually uniformly green.
A very common bug throughout the UK, found on a range of woody and herbaceous plants, particularly nettles.
Compare: Lygocoris rugicollis, Apolygus species
Length 5-6.5 mm
|Adult: south Wales (July 2006) ©Ian Tew
|Adult: Jersey (June 2008) ©Tim Ransom
||Adult: south London (August 2007) ©Joe Botting
|Adult: north London (June 2008) ©Tristan Bantock
||Nymph: north London (May 2009) ©Tristan Bantock