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Bleuggghhhhh
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What is this bug?
 
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Hard to tell for sure without seeing the whole back of the bug, and not sure what all kinds of bugs you have there, but it looks sort of like the milkweed bugs we have here in southeastern US: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Large_milkweed_bug
 
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Thank you Madison. Had a quick look at your link and mine appear to have a longer snout, like a Clanger.
 
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There is also a milkweed assassin bug that eats the milkweed bugs. It looks similar and has a long snout. But ours seem to have longer bodies than yours there in the pic: http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/beneficial/bugs/zelus_longipes.htm, and there is an orangey (http://www.cphdforum.org/index.php/2015/06/03/about-red-palm-weevil) colored weevil, but maybe you don't even have palms there. After that, I'm about out of guesses, lol. Will be curious to see what all everyone else comes up with, though!
 
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Is it possibly some form of blister beetle?  They seem to mate underleaf in similar fashion.  I couldn't find one of the same exact coloration, but here is a similar snout.

https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-blister-beetle-meloidae-spec-on-a-stone-76089307.html?pv=1&stamp=2&imageid=48E44EEF-6B18-4AEC-9C4D-92CB3710F3FA&p=194904&n=0&orientation=0&pn=1&searchtype=0&IsFromSearch=1&srch=foo%3dbar%26st%3d0%26pn%3d1%26ps%3d100%26sortby%3d2%26resultview%3dsortbyPopular%26npgs%3d0%26qt%3dmeloidae%2520beetle%2520beetles%26qt_raw%3dmeloidae%2520beetle%2520beetles%26lic%3d3%26mr%3d0%26pr%3d0%26ot%3d0%26creative%3d%26ag%3d0%26hc%3d0%26pc%3d%26blackwhite%3d%26cutout%3d%26tbar%3d1%26et%3d0x000000000000000000000%26vp%3d0%26loc%3d0%26imgt%3d0%26dtfr%3d%26dtto%3d%26size%3d0xFF%26archive%3d1%26groupid%3d%26pseudoid%3d%26a%3d%26cdid%3d%26cdsrt%3d%26name%3d%26qn%3d%26apalib%3d%26apalic%3d%26lightbox%3d%26gname%3d%26gtype%3d%26xstx%3d0%26simid%3d%26saveQry%3d%26editorial%3d1%26nu%3d%26t%3d%26edoptin%3d%26customgeoip%3d%26cap%3d1%26cbstore%3d1%26vd%3d0%26lb%3d%26fi%3d2%26edrf%3d%26ispremium%3d1%26flip%3d0

Some other examples:
https://78.media.tumblr.com/1ee50e0738fccd37ee9004beafaf660f/tumblr_mueh6eD4nD1rxyvj1o2_500.jpg

https://www.ecosia.org/images?q=red+blister+beetle+spain#id=AE8A0D2EF24F6E15C82BF7EA4688627444AF2508

https://askabiologist.asu.edu/sites/default/files/resources/articles/big_bad_beetle/blister_beetles_courtship.jpg

At least it's not one of these (and it flies!)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beetle#/media/File:Dynastes_hercules_ecuatorianus_MHNT.jpg

Well, I learned more about beetles than I ever knew before, so even if it is a mismatch, I know more than I did twenty minutes ago, lol.  Good luck!
 
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The last one made me jump when it came on screen. Gave me the willies.
Thank you so muchfor all your help Guys! I will go over all these pics and see if I can identify my pests!
 
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I said earlier that they looked like clangers. In case you didn't know...

 
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