Insect Type

DanLovesCrowz22July 24, 2014

I found LOADS of these things in the woodlands near a pond. Almost half were mating, when I saw these it was mid July time and was about 20 degrees. They do have wings and fly. They were all red with only black legs. I also saw some butterfly's, crickets, caterpillars and hornet nests. I was just wondering if any one could identify this unique insect??

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Your image is not the best to make an ID from.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2014 at 10:11PM
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Right; by inverting and sharpening the image, it looks like a moth, either tortrix or noctuid families.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2014 at 10:48PM
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This is the only other picture I have.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2014 at 4:18AM
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You almost fooled me there, and I was wondering about the black legs comment for the first image.

The first image is the moth I mentioned.

The second image is of a beetle that has black legs. I can't pin down a single beetle family.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2014 at 11:52PM
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There both the same thing, the first one isn't very good.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2014 at 2:57AM
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No, those are two different types of insects, they are shown on different plants. You may have been surrounded by flying red insects, it would have been easy to lose track of which was which when taking several photos. Insect in the first image does not have black legs like the second image insect.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2014 at 11:50PM
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