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European Firebug (2)

By LotaLota
The European Firebug (Pyrrhocoris apterus) is a common insect of the family Pyrrhocoridae. This is a red and black colored beautiful insect that lives in groups. The bright red color warns birds not to eat the Fire bug as its gland that produces a nasty smelling substance. European Firebug is distributed throughout the Palaearctic from the Atlantic coast of Europe to northwest China. It has been reported as recently expanding its distribution northwards into mainland UK and eastward on to the coast of the Mediterranean sea. They are frequently observed to form aggregations, especially as immature forms, with from tens to perhaps a hundred individuals.

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Spkr51 4 United States
29 Jul 2019 9:35PM
Great shot *****
29 Jul 2019 9:37PM
terrific detail and colours
30 Jul 2019 12:40AM
Great shot

Jan
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2019 1:06AM
They are truly amazing... What a collection...
Beautiful image, Isabel GrinGrin
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2019 11:26AM
Stunning detail Klaus.
Peter

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