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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. pabulinus the pronotum is smooth and the whole upper surface is usually uniformly green.
A very common bug throughout the UK, found on a range of woody and herbaceous plants, particularly nettles.
Compare: Lygocoris rugicollis, Apolygus species
Length 5-6.5 mm
south Wales (July 2006) ©Ian
Jersey (June 2008) ©Tim
south London (August 2007) ©Joe
north London (June 2008) ©Tristan
north London (May 2009) ©Tristan