A Gathering of European Firebug

in naturephotography •  6 months ago

Those are very common here in Israel, but they were just so cute gathering like that in the shade of a leaf, hiding from the incinerating Israeli sun :)

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They are often seen in gatherings actually, but I don't know what's the reason behind them.

Enjoy!

Simba

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se ven muy bonito pero seguro le hacen daños a las plantas?

This very perfect picture @simba my friend.
You take a very good picture.

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Thanks! I wouldn't call it perfect though, it's a nice one :)

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yes, as you say it is also true.

Why are they called fire bugs? Is it because of the color or some other reason?

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I'm not sure, they are named differently in Hebrew but I remember as a kid we named them "pishpesh esh" which translates to "fire bug" :)

They're so cute!!!

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They are :) Thanks! :)

איך לא כתבת איזו מילה על השם המאוד מוזר שיש לחיפושית הנחמדה הזו בעברית-
"פרת משה רבינו"

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כי זו לא פרת משה רבינו, זה פשפש האש,
וגם זה ת'כלס שם עממי, שמו הרשמי
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