Subject: Stuck-together butt bug
Location: San Marcos, CA
April 28, 2014 12:31 pm
I was taking a walk yesterday in San Marcos, CA (just north of San Diego) and found an odd bug. It looked like two bugs stuck together at their bums. Their bums were red (can’t really tell by the photo…sorry). I thought it might have been just two bugs stuck together but a few paces down the road I saw 2 more like this. It looks like one of the bodies is bigger and it moves in the forward direction that the bigger bodied bug would move. Hope this is enough helpful info to figure out what this is. Thanks!!
Adult Red Shouldered Bugs, Jadera haematoloma, are frequently found in the mating position.