Subject: Black & Red Insect
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?
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.”