Subject: Naming bug
Location: Malta (Mediterranean)
October 16, 2014 10:03 am
I have had a literal infestation of this bug lately in my garden. Can you help me identifying it?
These are True Bugs, possibly Seed Bugs in the family Lygaeidae, but we have not had any luck with a species identification. We wish your image was of higher resolution. Can you identify the fruit upon which they are feeding?
Ed Note: Paul commented back with a species identification of Oxycarenus lavaterae and we are able to confirm that thanks to this posting on BioLib.