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Red Black Beetle - Taedia

Red Black Beetle - Taedia
Brighton, Livingston County, Michigan, USA
A red and black beetle?

Moved from Taedia.

Moved from Plant Bugs.

Please move to the genus page...

Maybe Taedia...

Moved from True Bugs.

A bug
I cropped this image to help you get an ID. Only editors and the original contributor can see the full-size image, so a close crop is usually helpful. Size is also useful - it looks like it's in the 5-15mm range judging from your original image, but you might know better. Finally, a date helps fill out our data maps when/if your bug gets Id's and moved to the guide.

It's a true bug, not a beetle (see main true bug page for a description of the characteristics. The most obvious is that the wing covers, unlike a beetle's, do not meet in a straight line down its back). My original reaction was family Miridae but I'm not 100% sure of that. I expect someone else can take it further.

Welcome to BugGuide, BTW. Looks like you have some nice images to share. : )

yeah i love taking pictures o
yeah i love taking pictures of bugs. I saw this site and had to join

great pic! can be safely moved to Miridae

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