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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. tenellus is one of the more easily recognised species; the ground colour is translucent pale yellow-green and the eyes are distinctively dark. The 1st antennal segment lacks long hairs.
Widely scattered throughout much of the UK, feeding on oak, ash and hazel.
Length 4.0-4.5 mm
|Adult: north London (June 2008) ©Tristan Bantock
|Adult: north London (June 2009) ©Tristan Bantock
||Adult: north London (June 2008) ©Tristan Bantock