One nice day I decided to go to the garden to check how the berries are doing. In late spring everything grows so fast that they can mature from one day to another. Some currants and gooseberry were almost ready. And right next to them we have a mess of raspberries!
They bloomed and fruits started to form. I got closer... and what the hell are you doing on my raspberries?!
Coreus marginatus also known as Dock bug is a common bug found in Europe, Asia and North America. They will feed on docks and sorrels but also... yep, raspberries and currants!
The ones you see on photos are not adults yet and I was having a really hard time finding out what they are. Those are nymphs in few stages. The younger ones are darker, black and red. The older and bigger ones look more like the grownup and have lighter colour.
After the reach adulthood they will will have developed wink and change colour to light brown. Those I have seen around as well, but later in the year.
Gotta say that colours on this younger ones are just amazing!
Before they reach adulthood they will transform 5 times. I'd say there are at least 3 stages on those photos. The adult will then live happily until winter and lay eggs in string. His job is then done and a new generation will take over.
blurry artistic shot :)
Shot with Nikon D5500 + Sigma 105mm lens
All photos and text are my own.