Leaf Bug

Orthops campestris


Over all length 4mm. A genus with three similar species which cannot always be reliably distinguished without dissection. O. campestris is the only one that is green and so can safely be identified, but some may not be green and will be indistinguishable from the other two Orthops species.


Woodland edge and hedgerows, damp pastures. Feeds on umbelliferous plants, notably Wild Parsnip. At Netherfield Lagoons is found on Angelica.

Status and distribution

Fairly common and widespread in Britain. Widespread in Nottinghamshire and common at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

All year.