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Orthotylus tenellus
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. 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.

Adult: June-August
Length 4.0-4.5 mm
Orthotylus tenellus
Adult: north London (June 2008) ©Tristan Bantock

Orthotylus tenellus Orthotylus tenellus
Adult: north London (June 2009) ©Tristan Bantock

Adult: north London (June 2008) ©Tristan Bantock