British Bugs
HOME A BIT ABOUT BUGS GALLERY SYSTEMATIC LISTS RECORDING BUGS CONTACT US LINKS

Phytocoris dimidiatus
Family: Miridae

Phytocoris species have a distinctive appearance due to the long hind femora and long 1st antennal segment. Only Miridius quadrivirgatus has the same shape.

In P. dimidiatus the distribution of black on the pronotum is not sharply defined and the upperside is densely dark mottled. The pale bands on the mid tibiae are narrower or equal in width to the dark bands. This species is very similar to P. reuteri and separation ideally requires examination of the male genitalia.

Widespread across Britain on a range of deciduous trees, particularly oak.

Compare: P. longipennis

Adult: June-October
Length 6.5 mm
Phytocoris dimidiatus
Adult: north London (August 2009) ©Tristan Bantock

Phytocoris dimidiatus Phytocoris dimidiatus
Adult: north London (August 2009) ©Tristan Bantock

Adult: north London (August 2009) ©Tristan Bantock