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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
Length ~6 mm
|Adult: north London (July 2008) ©Tristan Bantock
|Adult: Berks (July 2009) ©Jonathan Michaelson
||Adult: north London (July 2008) ©Tristan Bantock
|Nymph: north London (May 2009) ©Tristan Bantock