Location: Levant, Maine
February 11, 2012 6:48 pm
I have asked all around and no one seems to know. When I blew on them the scattered really fast.
Signature: Tammy Costain

Ebony Bugs

Dear Tammy,
You have an aggregation of Ebony Bugs in the family Thyreocoridae.  This grouping contains both red and black, wingless nymphs and black, winged adults.  We learned on BugGuide that the common family name has been changed from the politically incorrect Negro Bugs to Ebony Bugs, and that Eric Eaton and Kenn Kaufman in the Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America were among the first authors who noted the change.

Close Up of Ebony Bugs

Location: Maine

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