The firebug, Pyrrhocoris apterus

Blacksmiths are omnivorous - their food is a seed, and fruit and dead and wounded and weak insects, sometimes it comes to cannibalism. Smith sucking food through kłujki, you can see the reversal of an insect on its back. Reaches a length of approx. 1 cm. Abdomen characteristic red-black wzór.Kopulacja takes a long time - often more than 12 hours, sometimes even up to seven days. In the course of male and female often they move interlocked abdomens.
U blacksmiths wingless phenomenon of polymorphism manifested strong to reverse the rear wings on the part of individuals. It often occurs in large clusters at the base of the trunks of deciduous trees, especially limes.
Blacksmiths wingless females lay eggs to the earth, moss or between surging down the list. The larvae hatch in June. In early spring insects of the species wake up and gather in the sunlight.