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why did I ever doubt the Oracle! It is indeed a Cotton Stainer Nymph:)
Dear Johan and DrP; this is very interesting indeed! I have looked at both species and both look so similar! I am going to do some more investigating. Thanks so much for your valuable input!
Looks like a Cotton Stainer nymph (Dysdercus nigrofasciatus)
It looks an awful lot like a firebug nymph (Pyrrhocoris apterus), but it's not supposed to be found that far south. In any event, this might be a good starting point for narrowing it down. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firebug
Thanks Jessica too!
Ha! So he does! He's lovely :)
Thanks in any case Leanne! Really cute, looks like he is wearing a tuxedo:)
Very cool pic
I cant help you with the ID I'm sorry, such a cute little bug!
Spotted on Mar 9, 2013 Submitted on Mar 9, 2013