Deraeocoris lutescens


Length ~4 mm. A small bug, generally orange-brown with blackish markings and translucent forewings. Although sometimes rather variable, there are usually two dark bars on the scutellum, which is unpunctured.

Photo ID?

Found on a wide variety of plants but favouring deciduous trees, particularly Oak.

When to see it

Adult: All year.

Life History

This species overwinters as an adult, mating in the spring; the new generation is complete by late summer. It is a predatory species.

UK Status

This species is found commonly across southern Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map