Friday, July 8, 2011

Shy little red and black bug

There is a little bug. He is kind of like a ladybug, except he is an oval. He seems very shy. His legs have tiny little spines on them, but of course they don’t hurt you because he’s just a teeny little scared bug. He has white and brown antennae. The front half of his body is black. The back part of his body is red, with three little black dots. On his front part is a teeny, weeny, hardly seen line, to make out his face. Mama was the first one who saw him, and she called me over. He was so cute we decided to describe him to you. He seemed scared at first, and he kept going under things, where he kept buggling and scrabbling.


  1. Hi I found out its the early stages of a Birch Shield bug. Your photo was very helpful as I found the same thing in my garden.

    1. Actually, this bug is an early stage of the White Margarined Burrowing Bug.