Location: Charlotte Region, North Carolina
August 15, 2011 9:06 pm
Do you have any idea what these are? The picture doesn’t do their coloring justice. They were very bright blue and red and the black was very dark. When I disrupted them they ran to each other instead of just scattering. Thank you for your help!
Because of their bright coloration and their communal behavior while they are young, we get numerous requests to identify Florida Predatory Stink Bug nymphs, Euthyrhynchus floridanus. The adults are orange and black and they are called Halloween Bugs because of their coloration and the frequency of the sightings in late October. See BugGuide for additional information.