Ivor Kemp's picture

Striking unknown orange beetles on our French holiday?

Observed: 9th August 2013 By: Ivor Kemp
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Description:

Huge numbers of these orange beetles were clustered round an old well which contained some water.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Firebug (Pyrrhocoris apterus) interacts

Comments

rockwolf's picture

See this link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firebug
They're bugs (True bugs - Hemiptera) not beetles.

Ivor Kemp's picture

Many thanks for this. Feel a

Many thanks for this. Feel a bit ignorant calling them beetles.

rockwolf's picture

Not ignorant at all!

they can be confusing at times! :-)