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What bug is this? (Red and Black Bug)

Posted by KendraSchmidt none (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 27, 12 at 8:49

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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RE: What bug is this? (Red and Black Bug)

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.


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RE: What bug is this? (Red and Black Bug)

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


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RE: What bug is this? (Red and Black Bug)

Thank you, much appreciated!


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RE: What bug is this? (Red and Black Bug)

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.


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