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Corizus hyoscyami

Observed: 29th September 2012 By: corylus
Isle of Wight Natural History & Archaeological Soc
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Orange & black bug

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Corizus hyoscyami interacts


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Common English name?

We don't seem to have a common name but in France where they and similar spp are much commoner I was told they were called "Gendarmes'. Had a garden record about 8 miles inland this year.

Jamie from Briantspuddle

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Corizus hyoscyami

This bug seems to be spreading and becoming more common. It was always a 'coastal' species, but now turns up regularly in landlocked Surrey and Berkshire.

Richard Jones

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just picked up these comments

Like the name Gendarmes.Cannot remember if I have seen any other specimens this year as I would always take a shot if time & camera available.There has not been much migration in our garden as when I checked my Obs. of last year it was at a few days difference & only a metre away at most, however this bug was new to me last year & we also had a poor wet summer.Thanks Hazel

Hazel Trevan