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Pyrrhocoris apterus - copula A tad uncomfortable here ... normal position would be facing away from each other ... such as here:<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/72443/pyrrhocoris_apterus_-_copula_w_lunch.html" title="Pyrrhocoris apterus - copula w lunch"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3043/72443_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1564012810&Signature=RFrPAzaA77dwUX13T3q8ITroUIA%3D" width="200" height="150" alt="Pyrrhocoris apterus - copula w lunch Like many Pyrrhocoridae the firebug is optionally predatory and - as seen here - may even be cannibalistic at times, especially when eggs need to be produced. Firebug,Pyrrhocoridae,Pyrrhocoris,Pyrrhocoris apterus,cannibalism,copulation,sexual dimorphism" /></a></figure> Firebug,Pyrrhocoridae,Pyrrhocoris,Pyrrhocoris apterus,copulation,sexual dimorphism Click/tap to enlarge

Pyrrhocoris apterus - copula

A tad uncomfortable here ... normal position would be facing away from each other ... such as here:

Pyrrhocoris apterus - copula w lunch Like many Pyrrhocoridae the firebug is optionally predatory and - as seen here - may even be cannibalistic at times, especially when eggs need to be produced. Firebug,Pyrrhocoridae,Pyrrhocoris,Pyrrhocoris apterus,cannibalism,copulation,sexual dimorphism

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  1. Weird Posted 5 months 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 Pudding4brains
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Uploaded Jan 10, 2019.