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Lygocoris rugicollis
Family: Miridae

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

Adult: May-October
Length 5.5-7.0 mm
Lygocoris rugicollis
Adult: north Wales (May 2008) ©Tristan Bantock

Lygocoris rugicollis Lygocoris rugicollis
Detail of head and pronotum ©Tristan Bantock

Adult: north Wales (May 2008) ©Tristan Bantock
Lygocoris rugicollis Lygocoris rugicollis
Adult: south Wales (June 2009) ©Barry Stewart
Adult: Kent (May 2009) ©John Jeffery
Lygocoris rugicollis nymph
Nymph: north London (May 2009) ©Tristan Bantock