Democrat Bug Nymphs

Subject: Red beetle
Location: Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
June 14, 2016 7:52 am
I think these are the babies of a black and red beetle. They have swarmed my echinacea!
Thanks for helping to identify.
Signature: Kristen

Democrat Bugs
Democrat Bugs

Dear Kristen,
These are immature Eastern Boxelder Bug nymphs, not beetles.  They are sometimes called Democrat Bugs because they aggregate in large numbers.

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