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Lygocoris species can be distinguished from similar green bugs by the very fine and inconspicuous pale brown tibial spines and at high magnification, the break in the keel between the eyes. The pronotum is rather straight-sided.
In L. rugicollis the pronotum is strongly wrinkled and the entire upper surface lacks obvious hairs. The side margins are often yellow.
Widely scattered throughout the UK, found on sallows and other Salix species, and may be easily confused with Orthotylus marginalis.
Compare: O. marginalis, Lygocoris pabulinis, Apolygus sp
Length 5.5-7.0 mm
north Wales (May 2008) ©Tristan
of head and pronotum ©Tristan
||Adult: north Wales (May 2008) ©Tristan Bantock|
(June 2009) ©Barry
London (May 2009) ©Tristan