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Neolygus populi
Family: Miridae

Neolygus species are green and oval in shape, although less broad than Apolygus. The brown tibial spines arise from black spots and the 2nd antennal segment is longer than the width of the pronotum at the base.

N. populi is distinguished from other Neolygus species by its paler, more blue-green ground colour and the shorter antennae.
The 3rd antennal segment is very short (< half the width of the pronotum).

Widely scattered throughout southern Britain on grey poplar.

Compare: N. viridis, N. contaminatus

Adult: June-September
Length ~6 mm
Neolygus populi
Adult: north London (July 2008) ©Tristan Bantock

Neolygus populi Neolygus populi
Adult: Berks (July 2009) ©Jonathan Michaelson

Adult: north London (July 2008) ©Tristan Bantock

Neolygus populi nymph
Nymph: north London (May 2009) ©Tristan Bantock