La Porcherie, France – Firebug


Firebug (Pyrrhocoris apterus). Family Pyrrhocoridae.

Firebug (Pyrrhocoris apterus). Family Pyrrhocoridae.

Spotted these wee beasties gathering on the wall of the gite during our recent stay. Was intrigued by the variety of shapes and markings or perhps that should be the lack of markings. I have them identified as Firebugs but this may be wrong as other similar pictures on the web suggest that they may be “blister” beetles.

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