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This post is part of the artistic performance The Happening on Instagram.

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🧭 Oberursel
🌐 Oberursel, Hesse, Germany
Picture in Oberursel Picture in Oberursel

This little beauty is a mirid bug (Deraeocoris ruber)🀠🐞

They inhabit forests, but occur mainly on sunny forest edges and open areas.🌳🌞

Mirid bugs prey on various small arthropods such as caterpillars, but particularly aphids.πŸŒΏπŸ›
The prey is killed and sucked out by a sting that is also painful for humans.πŸ§ƒπŸ˜‹

But that rarely happens.πŸ˜„

The species is useful and harmless.πŸ€— However, nature is full of phenomena. In Germany, 2016, a related species (Psallus varians) - within the same family (Miridae) - spontaneously developed an increased appetite for blood and attacked humans and animals in very large numbers.😡🩸🌳

The mirid bug is widespread in almost all of Europe (except the far north and few islands in the Mediterranean and Atlantic) - you find it in North Africa - and further east to the Caucasus. It has been introduced in some areas of North and South America.🌍🌎

Species in this post: Mirid bug Deraeocoris ruber Human Homo sapiens
Topic: ➟ Insects

This post is part of the artistic performance The Happening on Instagram.

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Creator of this post is Frederic Hilpert

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