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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
|Adult: north Wales (May 2008) ©Tristan Bantock
|Detail of head and pronotum ©Tristan Bantock
||Adult: north Wales (May 2008) ©Tristan Bantock|
|Adult: south Wales (June 2009) ©Barry Stewart
||Adult: Kent (May 2009) ©John Jeffery
|Nymph: north London (May 2009) ©Tristan Bantock