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Malacocoris chlorizans
Family: Miridae

Widespread throughout the UK, this small bug may be found on a range of deciduous trees, in particular hazel. It is mainly predatory and feeds on other insects such as mites and aphids.
 
The rather forward set eyes and green mottled forewings are distinctive.

Adult: May-October in two broods
Length 3-4 mm


Malacocoris chlorizans
Adult: Berks (July 2009) ©Jonathan Michaelson

Malacocoris chlorizans Malacocoris chlorizans
Adult: Hereford (September 2007) ©Joe Botting

Adult: Dorset (September 2008) ©Mark Dunkling