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Pyrrhocoris apterus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Heteroptera
Family: Pyrrhocoridae
Genus: Pyrrhocoris
Fallén, 1814

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Pyrrhocoris is a genus of true bugs in the family Pyrrhocoridae, the cotton stainers.

There are about six species.[1] The best known by far is Pyrrhocoris apterus, commonly called the firebug, red firebug, linden bug,[2] sap sucking bug,[3] and red soldier bug.[4] Many aspects of the biology of this species have been studied extensively.[2]

Species in the genus include:[5]