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Orthotylus flavosparsus
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. flavosparsus is one of the more easily recognised species and is found on chenopods such as fat-hen and oraches. The
green membrane cells and the patches of silvery hairs on the upperside are distinctive.

A common species
throughout much of the UK.

Adult: June-September
Length ~4.0 mm
Orthotylus flavosparsus
Adult: north Wales (June 2008) ©Tristan Bantock

Orthotylus flavosparsus Orthotylus flavosparsus
Adult: north Wales (June 2008) ©Tristan Bantock

Adult: Kent (July 2009) ©Tristan Bantock

Orthotylus flavosparsus
Adult: north Wales (June 2009) ©Tristan Bantock