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Phytocoris tiliae
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.

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

Adult: June-October
Length 6-7 mm
Phytocoris tiliae
Adult: south London (August 2007) ©Joe Botting

Phytocoris tiliae Phytocoris tiliae
Adult: Lincs (August 2008) ©Michael Talbot

Adult: north London (July 2008) ©Tristan Bantock
Phytocoris tiliae Phytocoris tiliae
Adult: Dorset (August 2009) ©Mark Dunkling

Adult: Berks (August 2009) ©Jonathan Michaelson

Phytocoris tiliae
Late instar nymph: north London (June 2008) ©Tristan Bantock