red/orange eyed bugs
Location: northcentral Texas
May 21, 2011 5:13 pm
These bugs/beetles were crawling around the sidewalk and rocks at Elm Fork Nature Preserve in Carrollton, Texas. I believe it was summer and they have been spotted in dry fallen leaves at Hagerman NWR in Sherman, Texas also.
Signature: Brenda Loveless
You encountered an aggregation of Red Shouldered Bugs, Jadera haematoloma, also known as Goldenrain Tree Bugs. The winged individual is an adult, and the individual with more red markings is an immature nymph. Red Shouldered Bugs often form large aggregations. You may read more about the Red Shouldered Bug on BugGuide.