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Orthotylus marginalis
Family: Miridae

Orthotylus is a large genus of predominantly green bugs. Many are extremely similar and
species identification based on external features is often difficult. The hostplant can be very informative.

O. marginalis is one of the larger species and is found on willows and sallows. The upper surface is covered in dense pale hairs, and the membrane veins are green. The 1st antennal segment is brownish.


A very common bug
throughout the UK.

Compare: Lygocoris rugicollis, O. flavinervis

Adult: June-August
Length ~6.0 mm
Orthotylus marginalis
Adult: north London (June 2008) ©Tristan Bantock

Orthotylus marginalis Orthotylus marginalis
Adult: north London (June 2008) ©Tristan Bantock

Adult: north London (June 2008) ©Tristan Bantock