Ireland

Common green capsid

Lygocoris pabulinus

The prothorax of those species is smooth with the whole upper surface is usually green.

Can be found on almost all herbaceous and woody plants, especially nettles. Females lay their eggs in the fruit trees leaves. When the eggs hatch in spring, they start feeding on gooseberries, basswood, potatoes, and other fruits and vegetables. They also can be found in the green houses sucking on peppers. It is similar to the Potato Bug. The nymphs of the species are yellowish-green coloured, and arewingless. The adult species can fly from fruit to fruit. Aside from feeding on various crops, they also feed on aphids, caterpillars, andmites.