Common Green Capsid

Lygocoris pabulinus

Common Green Capsid (Lygocoris pabulinus)

A green coloured species separated from others by short brown tibial spines and a narrow but obvious collar. The ridge between the eyes is broken in the middle. Length 5 to 7mm.

It feeds on a wide range of herbaceous and woody plants.

It is seen June to October, on woodland margins, hedgerows, roadside verges, and other habitats, including gardens. Common and widespread.

Photograph of Common Green Capsid (Lygocoris pabulinus), taken July 2015, rear garden , Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2015. Camera used Nikon D3200, with Sigma 105mm macro lens.

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