Amourobius ferox

Amourobius ferox
By Peter Byles

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Little Red Beetles

24 .5 .11. I came across this 2cm long larva on a Common Knapweed leaf. It was swarming with tiny dark red beetles. Until I looked at the photo I thought they were ants! Can anyone throw some light on the subject?
Peter Byles, Ceibwr.

1 comment:

  1. Hello. While trying to identify a bug very similar to yours, I stumbled upon your page. I have since found this page http://www.britishbugs.org.uk/heteroptera/Pentatomidae/zicrona_caerulea.html which indicates yours could be early instar nymphs. Hope this helps. Cheers. :)

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