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Saturday, 12 July 2014

Neolygus viridis A Mirid Bug

Neolygus viridis A  Mirid Bug

Neolygus viridis 30769

Adult: June-September

Length ~6 mm

Adult: June-September

Length ~6 mm

Key Identification Points


  • This bug is a green bug with an oval body , but to a lesser extent than the similar  Apolygus.
  • The legs possess  brown tibial spines arising  from black spots
  • The Antennal 2nd  segment is longer than the width of the pronotum at the base.
  • N. viridis is differniatiated from other Neolygus sp by the presence of extensive dark markings resembling a mushroom  on the clavus and corium, 
  • The species has a similiarity woth  Orthops campestris, which is smaller antennae. which is much shorter The 2nd antennal segment has a  darkening  at the tip.


Distributiom   Commonly found  throughout the UK and is  found  on a range of deciduous trees, in particular lime. Tillaia sp

Similar Species   Compare: N. contaminatus, N. populi


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