Plant Bug

Salicarus roseri


Body length 3.5 to 4.5mm. A very variable plant bug with a dark scutellum and head but the hemi-elytra can be a warm light brown or dark brown, or be light with dark panels in them.


Normally found on or near willow.

Status and distribution

Uncommon and patchily spread across southern England as far north as Yorkshire and with a few records in Wales. Uncommon in Nottinghamshire and recorded once at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

June to August.