Australia

Brokenbacked bug

Taylorilygus apicalis (Taylorilygus pallidulus)

Adults are smaller (4-5 mm long) but stouter than green mirids and are light green with brown flecks on the inner wings, with the outer wings predominantly brown. Wing tips are bent down at 45° giving the 'broken-back' appearance. Nymphs are similar to green mirids but with pale yellow-green atennae that are much shorter than those of the green mirid. Very common on sunflowers but does not damage seeds.