When I woke up this morning I found 10 or more of these tiny little red and brown bug on the window to above the kitchen sink. They must be attracted to the light as the sun was just rising. I killed as many as I could but they are very small and hard to see. They are mostly bright red. Have 6 legs and antenna. enter image description here

Does anyone know what they are? Are they dangerous?

Thank you,


  • $\begingroup$ Please add some information on the location where these bugs where found. $\endgroup$
    – Chris
    Jun 21 at 13:25
  • $\begingroup$ Specifically where in the world you are based - nearby major city or state will help. $\endgroup$
    – bob1
    Jun 21 at 20:54
  • $\begingroup$ This question is more about zoology than biology. $\endgroup$
    – Volpina
    Jun 22 at 5:36
  • $\begingroup$ Can you explain your need to identify it? (what exactly is your need? do you need species, genus, family?) If you cannot explain your need here, please adjust your title to be more informative/specific about your post. $\endgroup$
    – JimN
    Jun 24 at 11:32
  • $\begingroup$ (these are aphids, btw... but genus and species is not obvious and would need geography to have a chance to identify) $\endgroup$
    – JimN
    Jun 24 at 11:39

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This is an aphid, so it could be at most dangerous if you were a plant. ;) You can recognize them by a soft, often colorful body, relatively long antennas and legs and the so-called cornicles.

aphid cornicle


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