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European Firebug - Blake kareivelis

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.

Tags: Bugs Wildlife Animal Red Nature Macro Black Forest Wild Outdoors Close-up Small Insect Beetle Green Closeup Color Bug Close-up and macro European Firebug Entomology Creep Biology bug-soldier city insects

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27 Jul 2019 6:27PM
How unusual - an excellent image of these firebugs, Jonas.

RichardSmile
27 Jul 2019 6:43PM
Wonderful photo, so many firebugs and such a bright colour 🏆

Dave.
27 Jul 2019 7:17PM
excellent capture
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2019 7:30PM
New to me, and that's a lot of bugs Jonas.
Peter
Hi Jonas certainly something Iíve never seen in my life ... certainly good capture

Ince
27 Jul 2019 9:13PM
Learning curve for me Jonas, I have never heard of these before! Well captured.
Geoff
27 Jul 2019 9:54PM
A fascinating image and commentary. SmileSmileSmile
davyskid 3 2 Scotland
27 Jul 2019 9:55PM
Excellent shot Jonas
Davy
27 Jul 2019 10:41PM
great image

Jan
28 Jul 2019 12:52AM
Beautiful, great capture.
Great capture of the firebugs. Well done Jonas.
WesternRed.
bornstupix2 3 110 1 France
28 Jul 2019 7:22AM
Are these the same as our Gendarme beetles here in France?......great shot by the way....stuart
Great shot, good write up
Rae
LotaLota 2 4 Lithuania
28 Jul 2019 9:07AM
in Latin Pyrrhocoris apterus, in French - Gendarme, in German Gemeine Feuerwanze, in English Firebug, in Lithuanian Blake kareivelis
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2019 10:53AM
Amazing collection !! It's gone in my favourites gallery !!
Excellent find... Isabel GrinGrinGrin

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