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Subject: Little red bugs
Location: Hamilton Ontario Canada
September 22, 2012 9:39 am
Hi, we found a group of these little red/orange bugs recently and have no idea what they are.
The scale doesn’t show in the photos, but they’re about 1/4” to a max of 1/2” long.
They were found in an outdoor area, around an old storage trailer. As the pictures show, they seemed to congregate together, though they were spread across a large area.
We are in Hamilton Ontario (southwestern shore of Lake Ontario), and the weather was sunny and warm. The pic was taken a few days ago.
Any idea what these guys are?
Signature: Allan

Boxelder Bug Aggregation

Hi Allan,
A similar aggregation of Eastern Boxelder Bugs,
Boisea trivittata, is currently featured on our homepage banner.  Because they form such large aggregations, Boxelder Bugs are also called Politician Bugs, Populist Bugs or Democrat Bugs.

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