Red Shouldered Bug

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

Red Shouldered Bug

Hi Brenda,
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.

Red Shouldered Bug Nymph.

2 thoughts on “Red Shouldered Bug”

  1. I just found a huge multitude of these bugs under one of our rocks! This is because we have never seen these before. I live in corpus christi texas…I didnt have my phone when I originally encountered them but I got a few shots of only a couple left by the time I got back to take pics. Are they poisoness?


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