Leaf Bug

Phytocoris varipes


Over all length 6 - 7mm. Very like Phytocoris ulmi but with a thicker first antennal segment and more longitudinal markings on the forewings.


Mainly grasslands where they feed on the flowers and fruits of a variety of plants.

Status and distribution

Fairly common and widespread in southern Britain but uncommon in the north. Common in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

June to October.