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Oncotylus viridiflavus
Family: Miridae

The blueish-green ground colour and black patterning on the head and pronotum make O. viridiflavus unmistakeable.

Widely scattered across central and southern England and parts of Wales, most often found on the flowering heads
of knapweed, the foodplant.

Adult: July-September
Length 5-6 mm
Oncotylus viridiflavus
Adult on knapweed: Berks (July 2009) ©Jonathan Michaelson

Oncotylus viridiflavus Oncotylus viridiflavus
Adult: north London (July 2008) ©Tristan Bantock Adult: north London (July 2008) ©Tristan Bantock

Oncotylus viridiflavus nymph
Nymph: north London (June 2009) ©Tristan Bantock