Potato Capsid

Closterotomus norwegicus


Over all length 6 - 8mm. A green plant bug with some brown shading on the fore-wings. The hind-wings are dark. There may be two black dots on the pronotum and dark marks at the corners of the scutellum, but these are often absent.


Woodland edge, hedgerows and meadows, where it feeds on a wide range of plants.

Status and distribution

Common and widespread in England and Wales and in the lowlands of Scotland. Common in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

May to October.