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The French Bug The common german name of this fire bug is "Franzosenkäfer" ("french bug") because of its red uniform. The scientific name is pyrrhocoris apterus.  Bugs,Europe,Firebug,French bug,Germany,Macro,Pyrrhocoridae,Pyrrhocoris apterus,insect,pyrrhocoris apterus Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

The French Bug

The common german name of this fire bug is "Franzosenkäfer" ("french bug") because of its red uniform. The scientific name is pyrrhocoris apterus.

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  1. Gernot, very good shot, nice DOF and great pick of colours and contrast. Seeing the exif tags (or lack of;) ) this is shot using your reversed lens? I like I like! Posted 8 years ago, modified 8 years ago
    1. Thanks, Ludo! Yes, it's done with the reversed lens. The exif data that is contained is false, but okay - I can live with that... Posted 8 years ago
      1. So can I, man, good macro! And a sharp focus, tricky but well excecuted! Posted 8 years ago
        1. Thanks again, mate! Posted 8 years ago
  2. Very cool!

    1) a specie introduction
    2 I did not know Firebugs were real, I only know it as a web development debugger :)

    Let's take this to the homepage.
    Posted 8 years ago, modified 8 years ago
    1. Thanks for homepage-promotion, Ferdy! I feel pretty flattered! Posted 8 years ago

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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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Uploaded Apr 17, 2012. Captured Apr 17, 2012 16:37 in Bergstra├če 4, 31180 Giesen, Germany.
  • NIKON D50
  • f/1.0
  • 10/1600s