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Firebugs and hollyhocks Several firebugs are looking for food on - and in! - the faded blooms of a hollyhock... Bugs,Firebug,Geotagged,Germany,Pyrrhocoridae,Pyrrhocoris apterus,insect Click/tap to enlarge

Firebugs and hollyhocks

Several firebugs are looking for food on - and in! - the faded blooms of a hollyhock...

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The firebug, ''Pyrrhocoris apterus'', is a common insect of the family Pyrrhocoridae. Easily recognizable due to its striking red and black colouration, it is distributed throughout the Palaearctic from the Atlantic coast of Europe to northwest China. It has also been reported from the USA, Central America and India. It has been reported as recently expanding its distribution northwards into mainland UK.

They are frequently observed to form aggregations, especially as immature forms,.. more

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by gglaeser
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By gglaeser

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Uploaded Aug 30, 2013. Captured Aug 30, 2013 16:45 in Hauptstra├če 12A, 31180 Giesen, Germany.
  • NIKON D50
  • f/11.0
  • 10/3200s
  • 300mm