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Pyrrhocoris apterus - disfigured Female Pyrrhocoris apterus - the one on the left with disfigured wings, possibly due to damage in the nymphal stages?  Firebug,Heteroptera,Pyrrhocoridae,Pyrrhocoris,Pyrrhocoris apterus,nl: Vuurwants Click/tap to enlarge

Pyrrhocoris apterus - disfigured

Female Pyrrhocoris apterus - the one on the left with disfigured wings, possibly due to damage in the nymphal stages?

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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 Dec 14, 2006 13:41.
  • X550,D545Z,C480Z
  • f/2.8
  • 10/6400s
  • ISO50
  • 6.3mm