Leaf Bug

Deraeocoris flavilinea

Description

Over all length 7 - 8mm. Very like Deraeocoris ruber but the cunea (end of the fore-wing ) is yellowish, not red. The scutellum is narrowly bordered with pale cream. Males are normally  dark or black whilst females are reddish.

Habitat

Woodland and hedgerows where it feeds from a variety of trees, particularly found on Sycamore and Field Maple.

Status and distribution

A recent arrival in Britain that has rapidly colonised the south and the Midlands. Fairly common in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

June to July.