Leaf Bug

Phytocoris ulmi

Description

Over all length 6 - 8mm. Phytocoris are distinctive because of their long hind femora and long first antennal segment. A red/brown bug with a fairly uniform patterning on its forewings and no longitudinal markings. The first antennal segment is not as thick as with Phytocoris varipes which it could easily be confused with.

Habitat

Woodland edge and hedgerow, where it feeds on the flowers and fruits of a variety of plants as well as some small insects.

Status and distribution

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

Best time to see

June to October.