Notable in appearance with dark markings and impressive white spines on the pedipal platybunus has a very broad eye hillock or Occulum , which between the eyes is pressed in a little, in Rilaena it is pressed in deeper and the hillock is narrower.
Females to 8mm, males up to 5.6mm.
IMAGES (C) GORDON JACKSON 2015
The species Platybunus pinetorum overwinters as a juvenile
On shrub tree layer of garden conifers. It would appear the appearance and distribution of this speciies is associated with introduced garden conifers