One of the largest British Hemiptera, it is a flat bug with distinctive ear-like lobes extending from the pronotum. Its greenish-brownish colourations means it is well camouflaged against lichen covered oak tree bark. The wings have a net-like pattern of veins. Rarely observed because of its excellent camouflage. Length 13 to 18mm.
They feed on the lichen of oak trees.
Seen May to September, and found in woodland where oak trees are grown. Local across southern Britain.
August 2011, rear garden, Staffordshire. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38. © Pete Hillman 2011.