Lucerne Bug - Adelphocoris lineolatus


Length 8 to10 mm. Although one of several similar pale greenish species. Defining features include its large size and rather elongate body shape. The spines on the hind tibia are equal to or greater than the tibial width. The prominent pale cuneus and dark lines down the inner edges of the forewings are also useful characters.

Photo ID?

On restharrows, clovers, vetches and other legumes, in both dry and damp grassland.

When to see it

July to October.

Life History

Associated with various legumes (see above).

UK Status

Found across the UK but most common in the south east of England.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map