they’re here again!
These smart looking bugs appear in my garden here in France every year, but I cannot find out what they are. They are about 8mm long and although this photo was taken on march 29 they seem to be full size adults and the younger (smaller) ones arrive later in the summer, but with exactly the same markings. Thanks for the website,
These are Firebugs, Pyrrhocoris apterus, a common species in continental Europe. Yours is our second letter from France today. We suspect some publicity perhaps?
Hi again, No publicity that I know of just good old google. The locals call the firebugs