Leaf Bug

Apolygus spinolae


Over all length 5 to 6mm. A green bug with a brown wing membrane. The cuneus is green with a black apical tip.


Hedgerows and woodland edge where they feed on brambles, nettles, meadowsweet and creeping thistle.Fairly common and widespread throughout Britain

Status and distribution

Fairly common and widespread throughout Britain. There is only one previous record for Nottinghamshire but this could well be due to under recording. There is one record for Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

June to September.