Subject: Hundreds of these red guys!!!
Location: Sand Springs,OK
September 30, 2013 3:20 pm
I am really curious to know what these red/ black bugs are. They came back again this year in the same spot. Hundreds of them out by out mailbox.
Signature: The Browns
Dear The Browns,
This is an aggregation of Red Shouldered Bugs, Jadera haematoloma. The nymphs have the red bodies and the adults are the black winged individuals with red shoulder patches. According to BugGuide, they are found in: “Yards, gardens, riparian areas, and other areas in association with hostplants. Often found in large aggregations feeding on leaking tree sap, dead insects, or seeds that have fallen from trees overhead. Also forms aggregations in winter to hibernate, often in association with human residences.”