Deep red and black insects found on cleavers plant. There was about 15 of them. I have absolutely no idea what they are, I just guessed that they are some kind of aphid.
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Hi Colin, I was thinking the same, what about an early instar of Picromerus bidens (Spiked Shieldbug) ?
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Hi Colin and Chris
Thanks very much for the identification, I will update the changes
Lat/Lng: 54.6459, -3.4437
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