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Lygocoris pabulinus Common Green Capsid
Family: Miridae

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

Adult: June-October
Length 5-6.5 mm
Lygocoris pabulinus
Adult: south Wales (July 2006) ©Ian Tew

Lygocoris pabulinus Lygocoris pabulinus
Adult: Jersey (June 2008) ©Tim Ransom

Adult: south London (August 2007) ©Joe Botting
Lygocoris pabulinus Lygocoris pabulinus
Adult: north London (June 2008) ©Tristan Bantock

Nymph: north London (May 2009) ©Tristan Bantock