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Pyrrhocoris apterus - Male on flower Male Pyrrhocoris apterus on a somewhat unusual background for the species Firebug,Heteroptera,Pyrrhocoridae,Pyrrhocoris,Pyrrhocoris apterus,nl: Vuurwants,sexual dimorphism Click/tap to enlarge

Pyrrhocoris apterus - Male on flower

Male Pyrrhocoris apterus on a somewhat unusual background for 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.

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

Public Domain
Uploaded Jan 10, 2019. Captured Jun 29, 2007 20:34.
  • X550,D545Z,C480Z
  • f/2.8
  • 10/500s
  • ISO50
  • 6.3mm