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Pyrrhocoris apterus - lateral Just a shot to add a bit of a ventral view of the species Firebug,Pyrrhocoridae,Pyrrhocoris,Pyrrhocoris apterus Click/tap to enlarge

Pyrrhocoris apterus - lateral

Just a shot to add a bit of a ventral view of the species

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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 Pudding4brains
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Uploaded Jan 10, 2019.