Subject: unidentified orange bug
Location: Southern Philippines
September 26, 2015 6:50 pm
This orange bug is taking over our village. We are in Siargao Island, Surigao Del Norte, Philippines. No one has ever seen a bug like this. Kinda looks like assassin family.
Signature: Jennifer Van ryckeghem
These are not Assassin Bugs, but they are True Bugs. We think they are most likely Cotton Stainers or Red Bugs in the family Pyrrhocoridae, but we cannot locate any images of solid orange individuals like the ones in your images. Cotton Stainers and some species of Plant Bugs are known to form aggregations like those pictured in your images when conditions are right. Perhaps one of our readers will be able to identify the genus or species that is troubling your village.