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Subject: Black & Red Insect
Location: Cyprus
February 4, 2017 10:54 am
I found this inside my house today. I live in Cyprus in the Mediterranean. Can you tell me what it is please & is it dangerous?
Signature: Kazza

Scentless Plant Bug

Dear Kazza,
We quickly located your Scentless Plant Bug,
Corizus hyoscyami, on FlickR, and we verified its identity on British Bugs where it states:  “In addition to the distinctive markings, C. hyoscyami is further distinguished by its hairiness and the numerous veins in the apical wing membrane, characteristic of all Rhopalidae.  Although historically confined to the coasts of southern Britain, this species is now found inland throughout England and Wales as far north as Yorkshire. It is associated with a range of plants, and overwinters as an adult, the new generation appearing in August-September. Nymphs are yellow/red-brown in colour and also rather hairy.”

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Cyprus

2 Responses to Scentless Plant Bug from Cyprus

  1. Manval says:

    Hi Dazza

    This is a Spilopostethus pandurus, It is not dangerous but can sting if disturbed…….but it is not poisonous.

    You can see here the differents species the this genus:
    https://www.researchgate.net/figure/258225319_fig3_Fig-3-Habitus-de-las-especies-del-genero-Spilostethus-Stal-1869-presentes-en-la

    Regards

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