18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Red-spotted Plant Bug, Deraeocoris ruber

Mirid Bug, Deraeocoris ruber, a red and black seed bug,Size 6.0-8.0mm. Varied marking of light orange, chestnut to black. Cuneus is always red. First segment of antennae and partial second are black. Active adults: July-September. Preys on aphids: broom psyllids.Gardener's friend.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Copyright: © Mary C Legg