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Phytocoris species have a distinctive appearance due to the long hind femora and long 1st antennal segment. Only Miridius quadrivirgatus has the same shape.
In P. longipennis the distribution of black on the pronotum is not sharply defined and the upperside is diffusely mottled with brown or black. The pale bands on the mid tibiae are wider than the dark bands.
Widespread across Britain on a range of deciduous trees, feeding on small insects and mites.
Compare: P. dimidiatus
Length ~7 mm
|Adult: Kent (July 2009) ©John Jeffery
|Adult: Lincs (July 2008) ©Michael Talbot
||Adult: Herts (June 2009) ©Tristan Bantock