The firebug. A feeding insect or decorative insect to hunt


Stumbled across this animal which is native to Luxembourg and sometimes swarms like crazy which makes it that they are to be spoted everywhere. Since they are feeding on seeds they also could be enemies of a harvester colony which has it's nest close to the plants that host the same seeds as those eat.

As a kid I called them mask bugs because they looked like those stereotypical african tribe masks. haha ^^
But I never knew what they are called so there I and you guys go.

Anyway. They could appear in freeplay from time to time as an easy to kill target to increase the stocks with some proteins. ;)