Orthotylus nassatus

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Orthotylus nassatus
Orthotylus nassatus depicted in Edward Saunders Hemiptera Heteroptera of the British Islands (figure 9)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Heteroptera
Family: Miridae
Genus: Orthotylus
Species: O. nassatus
Binomial name
Orthotylus nassatus
(Fabricius, 1787)

Orthotylus nassatus is a species of bug from a family of Miridae that can be found everywhere in Europe except for Andorra, Liechtenstein, and various European islands.[1]


Adults are 5.0 millimetres (0.20 in) long, the colour of which is blue-green. Antennas are pale from above, with a dark line on the underside.[2]


The species feeds on trees, like: lime, oak, and ash. They are active from July–September.


  1. ^ "Orthotylus (Orthotylus) nassatus (Fabricius, 1787)". 2.6.2. Fauna Europaea. August 29, 2013. Retrieved October 14, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Orthotylus nassatus". British Bugs. Retrieved February 17, 2012.