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Orthotylus cf. adenocarpi
Family: Miridae

Orthotylus is a large genus of predominantly green bugs. Many are extremely similar and
species identification based on external features is often difficult. The hostplant can be very informative.

O. adenocarpi is one of three Orthotylus species found on broom. The
ground colour is rather blue-green and the 2nd antennal segment is long, greater than the 3rd and 4th combined. 

Common throughout the UK on broom.

Adult: June-September
Length ~4.5 mm
Orthotylus adenocarpi
Adult: north London (June 2008) ©Tristan Bantock

Orthotylus adenocarpi Orthotylus adenocarpi
Adult: Norfolk (July 2008) ©Tristan Bantock

Adult: Norfolk (July 2008) ©Tristan Bantock