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bugs 08-20-2011 07:52 PM

what kind of bug is this?
This bug will travel alone or in pairs. If in pairs, it appears to be giving piggy back rides. They do have wings but don't fly very far. They come out in the summer, normally in afternoons and evenigs.

bugs 08-20-2011 08:03 PM

I tried to add an attachement to show pics of the but, but I don't see them. Any help?

DangerMouse 08-20-2011 08:14 PM


bugs 08-21-2011 07:25 AM

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DangerMouse 08-21-2011 07:32 AM

Box Elder bugs. And they're mating, not giving piggyback rides. :)


oh'mike 08-21-2011 07:37 AM

Giving piggy back rides----we sent the dog to live on a farm----things a parent might tell a 6 year old:laughing:

PAbugman 08-22-2011 02:46 PM

Aren’t these what they call “love bugs” in Florida? Don’t think they are boxelders, but there is a resemblance. Don’t look like our northeastern boxelder, at least. Where are you located?

Jackofall1 08-22-2011 03:00 PM

Oh my goodness that is a red back vampire beetle, on bite from that nasty beast and you will be rendered ageless for eternity......:wink:, or it could be a box elder, piggy back style is a box juvenile....:laughing:


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