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Phytocoris species have a distinctive appearance due to the long hind femora and long 1st antennal segment. Only Miridius quadrivirgatus has the same shape.
P. tiliae is an attractively marked greyish-green species, which has distinct black mottling on the wings. The ground colour varies from silver-grey to lime-green. The distribution of black on the pronotum covers the sides and often the posterior, but is always sharply defined.
Widespread across Britain on a range of deciduous trees, feeding on small insects and mites.
Compare: P. longipennis
Length 6-7 mm
|Adult: south London (August 2007) ©Joe Botting
|Adult: Lincs (August 2008) ©Michael Talbot
||Adult: north London (July 2008) ©Tristan Bantock
|Adult: Dorset (August 2009) ©Mark Dunkling
||Adult: Berks (August 2009) ©Jonathan Michaelson
|Late instar nymph: north London (June 2008) ©Tristan Bantock