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Phylus bugs are fairly long and slender and all are partly predatory. There are three species in the UK, which can be separated with some reliability by the colour of the head and forewngs. Hostplant is also a useful aid to identification.
P. palliceps is widespread but local throughout the UK on oak. The forewings vary from red to yellow-red and the head from yellow to pale brown.
Compare: P. coryli
Length 4.5-5.5 mm
|Adult: north London (May 2007) ©Julian Oliver
|Adult: Cheshire (June 2008) ©Shane Farrell||Adult: Lincs (July 2008) ©Michael Talbot