Subject: Guanacaste costa rica
Location: Nosara, guanacaste, costa rica
April 26, 2016 4:10 pm
This bug was rolling what looked like a small ball of dirt or dung very efficiently- almost dribbling it like a soccer ball.
Many of them were huddled in clusters. It was the afternoon on a dirt road.
This is an immature Red Bug in the family Pyrrhocoridae, and it looks like this image posted to FlickR. We suspect the ball is actually a seed and the Red Bug is feeding from the seed. Like other insects in the order Hemiptera, the mouth is designed for piercing and sucking.