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Firebug

Pyrrhocoris apterus

Description:

Striking black adn red pattern in adults, completely red in nymph stage (photo 3).

Habitat:

Seen in September in a nearby big park, in a big colony consisting of adults and larvae, crowding under the bark of trees. Nymph seen close by, on the same tree, but alone. Very common, always appears as a colony.

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1 Comment

jeslowery
jeslowery 5 years ago

Striking insect!

Zlatan Celebic
Spotted by
Zlatan Celebic

Rhône-Alpes, Tromelin Island

Spotted on Sep 9, 2014
Submitted on May 14, 2015

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