whats this bug?
Hello Guys,
Great to find your site as I have a find the bug question! We have recently been to France where our parents have bought a house, they are keen gardeners and have found the bugs attached all over the place! There are two pics one of the bugs in normal state but also one of them I suspect mating! Really the ground in certain areas appears to be moving where there are so many! Due to the number of them I suspect they are similar to the lady birds we have in England but would like to know if they are helpful to the garden as well as the name etc. Thanks for your help on this, I look forward to hearing from you. Regards
Kate Mills

Hi Kate,
Nice photo of mating Fire Bugs, Pyrrhocoris apterus, a common species in continental Europe.

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