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Phylus bugs are fairly long and slender and all are partly predatory. There are three species in the UK, which can be separated with some reliability by the colour of the head and forewngs. Hostplant is also a useful aid to identification.
P. melanocephalus is widespread throughout the UK on oak. The forewings vary from yellow to orange-red but the head is always dark brown or black. The closely related Phylus palliceps was recently synonymized with this species.
Length 4.5-6 mm
Berks (June 2008) ©Jonathan
London (May 2008) ©Julian Oliver
north Wales (June 2008) ©Tristan