Insect and Bug ID forum: Tiny red/black beetle ID

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Georgia (Zone 8a)
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Hamwild
Sep 4, 2017 12:18 AM CST
Hi, Hubby found a swarm of these on our sliding screen door and I'm not even sure what they are except for extremely tiny.

Thank You!

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Georgia (Zone 8a)
Region: Georgia Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Houseplants Cactus and Succulents Annuals
Foliage Fan Birds Critters Allowed Hummingbirder Butterflies Bee Lover
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Hamwild
Sep 4, 2017 8:03 AM CST
Another picture if it helps:

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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Sep 4, 2017 9:56 AM CST
They look like nymphs (young) of a "true bug" rather than a beetle. There are several species (e.g. boxelder bug, red-shouldered bug, milkweed bug etc) that look similar as young nymphs so I'm not sure which it would be at this early stage. The dark ends to the antennae might distinguish them but we'd need comparison pictures of all the possibilities. If they're still there as they grow bigger then more pictures might narrow it down.

Do you have any trees near the house that you can identify?
Georgia (Zone 8a)
Region: Georgia Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Houseplants Cactus and Succulents Annuals
Foliage Fan Birds Critters Allowed Hummingbirder Butterflies Bee Lover
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Hamwild
Sep 4, 2017 10:17 AM CST
Thank You!

We have an elm tree, a crape myrtle, and I think they're white pine trees (I just know they're pine trees). We do have woods behind the house and the neighbors have differing trees, but I'm unable to ID any of them aside from a Mimosa in one of the neighbor's yards.
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Sep 5, 2017 11:52 AM CST
It could be the nymph of a bordered plant bug.

http://bugguide.net/node/view/...
http://bugguide.net/node/view/...

but hard to say which one
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Georgia (Zone 8a)
Region: Georgia Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Houseplants Cactus and Succulents Annuals
Foliage Fan Birds Critters Allowed Hummingbirder Butterflies Bee Lover
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Hamwild
Sep 5, 2017 11:56 AM CST
Thank You! Those pictures look like the ones we had (they seem to have moved on). There's so many beetles around here though, I'm not sure if I've ever seen one of those in the second picture (the large black ones). But it's interesting to know! I've never seen a nymph form of a beetle before, they were kinda cute. *Blush*

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