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Thursday, January 04, 2018

Firebug, Lithuania
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Pyrrhocoris apterus

The Firebug (Pyrrhocoris apterus) is a common red and black insect of the family Pyrrhocoridae. These insects are native to Europe, but are also found in Mongolia, India, China.



Five interesting facts about Pyrrhocoris apterus:

  • They range in length from 8 to 18 mm (0.3 to 0.7 inch).
  • They can not fly.
  • Northern Utah is the only place in the entire western hemisphere you can find these bugs, documented in Salt Lake County in 2008.
  • Their diet consists primarily of seeds from lime trees and mallows.
  • They are harmless to humans.

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Firebugs, Lithuania
Pyrrhocoris apterus
Firebugs, Lithuania
Pyrrhocoris apterus
Firebugs, Lithuania
Pyrrhocoris apterus
Firebug, Lithuania
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Firebug, Lithuania
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Two firebugs mating, Lithuania
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Firebug nymph, Lithuania
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Nymph and adult of the firebug, Lithuania

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