Monday, January 16, 2012

Orange assasin bug (Reduviidae) in Sumatra Indonesia







This strange looks orange assasin bug (Reduviidae) photos were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. Description of this insect: Orange color from head to abdomen. Black eyes, and some part of the upper side abdomen. The legs are black full with white hair. It has elongated head that bended like a trunk which called rostrum. The antennae is long, black at half portion from the base and orange for the rest half of it. I don't know the ID, but it must be in reduviidae family. The closest species ID to this bug i can find over the internet is Pristhesancus plagipennis. This bug is known as the assassin bug since it kills and eat other bugs as its food. 


Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Order:Hemiptera
Suborder:Heteroptera
Superfamily:Cimicomorpha
Family:Reduviidae
Latreille, 1807


Reference:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reduviidae
http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_bugs/CommonAssa.htm


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