Grypocoris stysi

    Alternative names
    Calocoris stysi

    Length 6-8 mm. A conspicuous bug. The chequered pattern of light yellow-white areas and striking orange-yellow cuneus make confusion with other species unlikely.

    Identification difficulty


    Usually on Nettles in woodland, and sometimes umbellifers and White Bryony.

    When to see it

    Adult: June-August.

    Life History

    Eggs hatch in May and nymphs become adult in June and July, rarely surviving much beyond August. The adults and larvae feed on both flower heads and small invertebrates such as aphids.

    UK Status

    Common and found widely throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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