Classification Order: Heteroptera Family: Miridae
Home > Heteroptera >> Miridae Subfamily: Dicyphinae.
Length 4-5 mm
Distinguished by the yellow cunei - the tips of the hardened portion of the forewings It has a relatively .long antennae
Nymphs are distintely characteristic and are yellow, with red-banded antennae with a red stripe on the lateral margins of the pronotum
Similar Species . Cyllecoris histrionius, Tupiocoris rhododendri
Life cycle Males of this species are rare supprting the view that C. virgula might be parthenogenetic.
Habitat A common tree dweller on hazel, hawthorn and oak common throughout the British Isles