Leaf Bug

Grypocoris stysi


Over all length 6 - 8mm. A very distinctive and graphically marked bug with black and white patterning on its dorsal surface and a yellow cuneus (tip of forewing).


Woodland edge and hedgerows. Common on nettles, where it feeds on nettle flowers and other insects.

Status and distribution

Common and widespread in Britain. Common in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

June to August.