Firebugs are a popular insect, inhabiting areas from China to Europe and even North America. Usually found in large groups at the base of trees on the sunny side.
I shared some shots of these bugs last year, but unlike this year I didn’t have extension tubes. Additionally when taking these shots this year I used my speed light off camera to give some extra light the closed I got to the base of the tree.
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5 thoughts on “FireBugs”
Nice! I particularly like the one with the black designs. Bugs are cool 🙂
The ones with the big black desgin are adults, if you look at the smaller ons there are a few black markings that will transform into the bigger pattern as they grow.
I’m glad you liked the post and thank you for taking the time to comment.
These are very similar to the ones we get here in the genus Dysdercus. They are known as Cotton stainers, Pyrrhocoridae and they are indeed true bugs.
I must say in the UK I have never seen them, but in Poland I see them every summer and as you said they are true bugs.
Thanks for commenting Andrew.
Came out great to me…