Immature True Bugs from South Africa might be Cotton Stainers

Subject:  Red nymphs clustered? Which bug?
Geographic location of the bug:  Waterberg, Limpopo, South Africa
Date: 06/13/2019
Time: 05:32 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hi there, we found this insects in our reserve at Lapalala Wilderness and would like to know which species to add it to our newsletter. However, we seem to struggle to find out and receive contradicting answers from different people. Maybe you can help?
How you want your letter signed:  Anne

Probably Immature Cotton Stainers

Dear Anne,
These are immature True Bugs and nymphs can be very difficult to identify with certainty.  We believe these are immature Cotton Stainers in the family Pyrrhocoridae, but since there are no adults present, we cannot be certain.  Members of the family are sometimes called Red Bugs.

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