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Orthotylus cf. flavinervis
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. flavinervis is one of the larger species and is found on alder and sycamore. The upper surface is covered in dense pale hairs, and the wing membrane is dusky, with yellow veins. The 1st antennal segment is brownish.


A locally common bug
throughout England and Wales.

Compare: O. marginalis

Adult: June-August
Length ~6.0 mm
Orthotylus marginalis

Adult: Herts (July 2009) ©Tristan Bantock

Orthotylus marginalis
Adult: Lincs (July 2008) ©Michael Talbot