Fire bug..Gendarme(Pyrrhocoris apterus)-Macromonday

In English called a firebug and in French very appropiately called gendarme. The young nymphs don’t have their wings devloped yet, which gives them that difference in appearance(smaller bug top left in photo).

firebug(Pyrrhocoris apterus)

Fire bugs(Pyrrhocoris apterus)..gendarme suisse 8-26-2009 12-48-26 PM

nikon D70 camera with AF micro Nikkor lens 60 mm

An entry for Macromonday

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13 responses

  1. chloe

    wow check out their markings! that’s too cool 🙂

    August 31, 2009 at 12:42 pm

  2. These fellas are real beauties. Nice to see some French bugs. 🙂

    August 31, 2009 at 2:18 pm

  3. Ed

    Very cool, great clarity..:-)

    August 31, 2009 at 2:56 pm

  4. Very cool 😀 I like the markings, look like an ancient script!!

    August 31, 2009 at 3:46 pm

  5. So beautiful. I have got to get one of those lenses.

    August 31, 2009 at 5:23 pm

  6. I love the shot of the firebug. Outstanding as usual…your whole site is superb!

    August 31, 2009 at 5:31 pm

  7. Wow. Superb photos. Usually buggies give me the willies, but these guys look like sculpture. Good job!

    ~Lisa

    September 1, 2009 at 12:18 am

  8. Really nice, I love your blog!

    September 1, 2009 at 12:27 am

  9. Very striking bugs! I hope they are not eating your garden. The image is very well done!–Sage

    September 1, 2009 at 2:02 am

  10. Great shot!

    September 1, 2009 at 4:13 pm

  11. Great shot! Excellent! Beautiful bugs:)

    September 3, 2009 at 9:08 am

  12. Becca

    Ok so I see slot of bugs that are in and around my house in Illinois and I want to know if these are it and if so how to get rid of them because they are extremely irritating

    February 18, 2011 at 2:16 am

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