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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 Britain on Common Broom Cytisus scoparius.
Length ~4.5 mm
north London (June 2008) ©Tristan
London (July 2008) ©Tristan Bantock