Red Bug: Introduced species in California

Subject: Red bug on concrete
Location: Southern California
July 10, 2013 1:11 pm
What insect is this? I live in Southern Ca and its on my concrete.
Signature: Lisa

Red Bug
Red Bug

Hi Lisa,
This really is a Red Bug,
Scantius aegyptius, a nonnative species originally reported in California in 2009.  They seem to be spreading in the state.

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