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This genus contains three small bugs (<5 mm) which are often found on umbellifers (Apiaceae). They generally have dark antennae. Although external characters are useful, some specimens cannot be reliably identified without dissection.
O. campestris is usually green or green-tinged and is the smallest and most oval Orthops species. Note the short antennae; the 3rd segment is much shorter than the head width.
A very common bug throughout the UK, often associated with wild parsnip, the foodplant. Adults overwinter and mate in the spring; the new generation is complete from July onwards.
Adult: All year
Length ~4 mm
south London (June 2007) ©Joe
Jersey (August 2008) ©Tim
on foodplant: south Wales (July 2007) ©Ian
Dorset (August 2009) ©Mark
south Wales (May 2009) ©Barry