Common Green Capsid

Lygocoris pabulinus


Over all length 5 - 6.5mm. Green with a brown wing membrane. There are several green plant bugs, so care must be taken with identification. Lygocoris have brown spines on the tibiae and L. pabulinus has a smooth pronotum.


Found in a wide variety of habitats, frequently on nettles.

Status and distribution

Common and widespread throughout Britain. Common in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

June to October