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Orthotylus virescens
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. viresecens is one of three Orthotylus species found on broom. The upper surface is covered in erect dark hairs
and the wing membrane is dark. The rostrum is very short.

Common throughout the UK on broom.

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


Orthotylus virescens


Adult: north London (July 2008) ©Tristan Bantock