What’s this beetle ??
The attached picture was taken on La Gomera (one of the Canary Island near Morocco) early January this year. I found this beetle between the flowers on our hotel room’s balcony and I have no idea what kind of beetle it is. Can you help to identify. Thanks in advance
This is not a beetle, but a Hemipteran, a True Bug. We are not sure of the species but believe it is a Seed Bug in the family Lygaeidae. Eric Eaton just provided this substantiation: ” Meanwhile, you are spot on with the Canary Islands Hemipteran. It is indeed a Lygaeid of some kind, maybe even Lygaeus sp., as it looks very similar to our U.S. milkweed bugs.”