Leaf Bug

Orthops basalis


Over all length 5mm. Orthops is a difficult genus with three very similar British species. Often they cannot be separated without microscopic inspection. O. basalis is never green like O. campestris and is longer bodied with more dark markings.


Generally found on umbellifers.

Status and distribution

Widely distributed in Britain, but very local. Uncommon in Nottinghamshire and recorded once at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

All year.