What bug is this? (Red and Black Bug)

KendraSchmidtMarch 27, 2012

I keep finding these bugs in my garden. Usually they're attached to each other and walking around while attached to each other. (Mating?) Sometimes, they're in groups like in this pic, but other times, they walk around alone. any idea?

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KendraSchmidt

Oh, I finally found it! It's called a "Red Firebug" or "pyrrhocoris apterus". I wonder what these things do in a garden or to a child, if anything.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2012 at 9:36AM
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brighteyesLC7

Here is some info for you! A new bug in the US. They don't really know what it likes.

Here is a link that might be useful: Extension Service Red Firebug

    Bookmark   March 27, 2012 at 9:39AM
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KendraSchmidt

Thank you, much appreciated!

    Bookmark   March 28, 2012 at 11:22AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Just out of curiosity, Kendra, what state do you live in? Your general location would be of interest to those of us who don't really want to see this insect in our own backyards, lol.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2012 at 4:16PM
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