Subject: Tree bug
Location: Austin
March 29, 2017 7:51 pm
Found these today in austin, tx. It is spring time.
Signature: Alytown

Ebony Bugs

Dear Alytown,
We believe these are black, adult Ebony Bugs from the family Thyreocoridae as well as immature, wingless, red nymphs.  See BugGuide for additional information, where it states:  “Shiny black, broad oval, convex shape. Tibiae have no spines or slender ones. Large scutellum covers most of abdomen and wings. Look like beetles but have 5-segmented antennae and 4-segmented beak” and “feed on flowers and developing seeds.”

Ebony Bugs

Location: Austin, Texas

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