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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 />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/72441/pyrrhocoris_apterus_-_macropterous_rip.html" title="Pyrrhocoris apterus - Macropterous RIP"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3043/72441_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1564012810&Signature=LF9W3wm1TBick9%2BJ5F2ipVOTTMo%3D" width="200" height="150" alt="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,Pyrrhocoridae,Pyrrhocoris,Pyrrhocoris apterus" /></a></figure><br />
Compare to the image of Scantius aegyptius by R.M. Felix here:<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/72400/scantius_aegyptius.html" title="Scantius aegyptius"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2527/72400_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1564012810&Signature=jrUXGvBSX82XO1neKHE%2FdBuj5eI%3D" width="200" height="134" alt="Scantius aegyptius Scantius aegyptius Pyrrhocoridae,Scantius aegyptius,biodiversity,hemiptera,insecta,insects" /></a></figure><br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/72558/scantius_aegyptius.html" title="Scantius aegyptius"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2527/72558_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1564012810&Signature=JH33D%2FKfCcFz7Tida8g8HqaNRY0%3D" width="200" height="134" alt="Scantius aegyptius Scantius aegyptius<br />
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discussion here:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/72400/scantius_aegyptius.html Mediterranean red bug,Scantius aegyptius,arthopoda,hemiptera,insecta,insects,pyrrhocoridae,winter" /></a></figure><br />
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Pyrrhocoris apterus - grp w many long-winged

Inspired by Rui uploading Scantius aegyptius to the site :o)
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.
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.
Here is close-up of a long-winged specimen found dead in France:

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,Pyrrhocoridae,Pyrrhocoris,Pyrrhocoris apterus

Compare to the image of Scantius aegyptius by R.M. Felix here:
Scantius aegyptius Scantius aegyptius Pyrrhocoridae,Scantius aegyptius,biodiversity,hemiptera,insecta,insects

Scantius aegyptius Scantius aegyptius<br />
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discussion here:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/72400/scantius_aegyptius.html Mediterranean red bug,Scantius aegyptius,arthopoda,hemiptera,insecta,insects,pyrrhocoridae,winter

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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. Captured in Fazantstraat 162, 7523 EC Enschede, Netherlands.