Mirids, up to 6mm long, very active insects (hemiptera miridae)
winged, membrane type legs and long antennae and proboscis. The
nymphs are similar but without wings. Their colours are yellow,
green and brown depending on species. Adults & nymphs pierce
plant tissue with their fine stylets, inject saliva and suck sap.
Their saliva kills plant tissue; some species also feed on mites,
aphids and small caterpillars so they have some beneficial
The main species are:-
Common Green Capsid (Lygocoris pabulinus) Potato Capsid (Colocoris
novegicus) Aplle Capsid (Plesiocoris rugicollis)
Tarnished Plant Bug (Lygus rugicollis).