Classification Heteroptera: Family: Rhopalida
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Length 9 mm
Phenology All Year
Description , A very Distinct Bug (similar to Arocatus longiceps a Lygid Bug whichmust be eliminated) The Fire Bug Pyrrhocoris apterus also must be rules out which although red and black has distinct markings in its own right
Key ID Feature Particularly Hairy with nd the numerous veins in the apical wing membrane, a characteristic feature of thel Rhopalid Family
Life Cycle This Bug is associated with tree-mallow and limes, feeding on the fruits. It forms dense aggregaties which arer notable in the spring, prior to mating.