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  1. Nice! Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks! Posted one year ago
  2. Yes ... agree! Excellent to see this species here :o) Posted one year ago
    1. Along P. apterus are the two only species of Pyrrhocoridae for PT.
      A new add for me also. Very good to be working on the field in winter :o)
      P. apterus, S. pandurus, S. furcula, N. viridula, D. baccarum (!still), are my recent records for 2019.
      Thanks, Arp! Happy 2019 :D
      Posted one year ago
      1. Excellent finds so early in the year! Did you have anything like a really cold "winter" period yet? Temperatures have been very high here all fall and we only had one or two days with light snow overnight, but not cold enough to even last the next day ... All the best to you too of course and many amazing spottings for 2019! (you started well :o) Posted one year ago
        1. Daylight temps roundly 14c, and 0c at night. I would love finding them in February also, to realize which species can overwinter. As I speak, a E. scapha passes by :o)

          A very wonderful 2019 for you, too!
          Cheers my friend
          Posted one year ago
  3. Awesome! Posted one year ago
  4. You inspired me to add images of macropterous Pyrrhocoris apterus for comparison:
    Pyrrhocoris apterus - grp w many long-winged Inspired by Rui uploading Scantius aegyptius to the site :o)<br />
Pyrrhocoris apterus is normally brachypterous, with the membranes on the wings rudimentary only, but fully winged specimen do frequently occur, although usually in quite low numbers. These macropterous specimen look a lot like Scantius aegyptius (always macropterous), but can be readily distinguished by the small extra black dots in the shoulders of the wings that are lacking on S. aegyptius.<br />
This here image (2008) shows of a group of Pyrrhocoris apterus with a surprisingly high number of fully winged (macropterous) individuals, whereas in most populations these are rather rare.<br />
Here is close-up of a long-winged specimen found dead in France:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/72441/pyrrhocoris_apterus_-_macropterous_rip.html<br />
Compare to the image of Scantius aegyptius by R.M. Felix here:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/72400/scantius_aegyptius.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/72558/scantius_aegyptius.html<br />
 Dimorphism,Firebug,Geotagged,Heteroptera,Netherlands,Pyrrhocoridae,Pyrrhocoris,Pyrrhocoris apterus,copulation,nl: Vuurwants,sexual dimorphism

    Pyrrhocoris apterus - Macropterous RIP Inspired by Rui uploading Scantius aegyptius to the site :o)<br />
Pyrrhocoris apterus is normally brachypterous, with the membranes on the wings rudimentary only, but fully winged specimen do frequently occur, although usually in quite low numbers. These macropterous specimen look a lot like Scantius aegyptius (always macropterous), but can be readily distinguished by the small extra black dots in the shoulders of the wings that are lacking on S. aegyptius.<br />
This here image (2008) is close-up of a long-winged specimen found dead in France.<br />
The image below shows of a group of Pyrrhocoris apterus with a surprisingly high number of fully winged (macropterous) individuals:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/72442/pyrrhocoris_apterus_-_grp_w_many_long-winged.html<br />
Compare to the image of Scantius aegyptius by R.M. Felix here:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/72400/scantius_aegyptius.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/72558/scantius_aegyptius.html Dimorphism,Firebug,Heteroptera,Pyrrhocoridae,Pyrrhocoris,Pyrrhocoris apterus,nl: Vuurwants

    Cheers! Arp
    Posted one year ago

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''Scantius aegyptius'', the Mediterranean red bug, is a species of red bug in the family Pyrrhocoridae.

Similar species: True Bugs
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Uploaded Jan 9, 2019. Captured Jan 8, 2019 17:38.
  • NIKON D7100
  • f/9.0
  • 1/320s
  • ISO200
  • 195mm