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Pyrrhocoris apterus - group w gravid female In this image the abdomen of the gravid female in copula can be easily comapared to the non-gravid females around her.  Firebug,Heteroptera,Pyrrhocoridae,Pyrrhocoris,Pyrrhocoris apterus,copulation,nl: Vuurwants,sexual dimorphism Click/tap to enlarge

Pyrrhocoris apterus - group w gravid female

In this image the abdomen of the gravid female in copula can be easily comapared to the non-gravid females around her.

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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.