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The firebug

Pyrrhocoris apterus

Description:

Firebugs generally mate in April and May. Their diet consists primarily of seeds from lime trees and mallows. They can often be found in groups near the base of lime tree trunks, on the sunny side.

Notes:

They are frequently observed to form aggregations, especially as immature forms, with from tens to perhaps a hundred individuals.


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Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Lat: 44.45, Long: 19.00

Spotted on Mar 20, 2016
Submitted on Mar 23, 2016

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