Subject: Red and black bug
Location: Coote Island, Georgian Bay, Ontario, Canada
October 4, 2012 10:15 pm
Thanks for running this great website – I use it a lot to help identify bugs I’ve found!
I’ve attached pictures of one that currently has me stumped. I found it in July on an island in Georgian Bay (near Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada). It’s colours were very striking red and black. I can’t find it in my Kaufman field guide or online so far. If you could help, that would be great!
We believe we have identified this striking insect as a Plant Bug in the family Miridae and the tribe Resthenini based on this photo on BugGuide. Alas, we are not able to provide a species identification but it does appear to us to be a predatory species.
Wow! Thank you for your quick response! The pictures match up very well. Thanks again!