Calocoris stysi

Alt Name
Grypocoris 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.

Photo ID?

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.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map