Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Orange Man Face Assasin Bug in Sumatra Indonesia


This bug had been discussed in this blog entitled Orange Man Face Bug. In that post i thought it was from the family of Rhopalidae. One of my reddit colleague suggested that it was from the family of Lygaeidae. But what i am about to show below is the proof that it is not one of them. It is actually the killer of them. It is from the family of the assasin bug (Reduviidae). But, still i haven't yet got the species ID of this insect.






Edit:
A long discussion in /r/whatsthisbug yield the conclussion that even this bug had exhibited the predatory habit, it is still cannot be justified that this is from the family of Reduviidae. Even Lygaeidae exhibit a predatory habit. But the discussion had agree that this is the bug in flightless nymph phase. With no species ID suggestion in final decission, than i am referring to the first post of this bug where there was no objection about the ID, that this bug is belongs to Rhopalidae family.
The discussion still open to the reader to suggest what this bug is. 
As the impact of the discussion, the author announce that the Title is no longer valid for this post. And the correct title should it be is : The Predatory Habit of Orange Face Bug Nymph in Sumatra Indonesia.

Scientific Classification:


For Rophalidae:

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Order:Hemiptera
Suborder:Heteroptera
Infraorder:Pentatomomorpha
Superfamily:Coreoidea
Family:Rhopalidae
Amyot and Serville, 1843

For Reduviidae:

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

For Lygaeidae:

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Order:Hemiptera
Suborder:Heteroptera
Infraorder:Pentatomomorpha
Superfamily:Lygaeoidea
Family:Lygaeidae
(Schilling, 1829)



Reference:

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



Acknowledgment:
Fellows of /r/what'thisbug
1. Joseph_P_Brenner
2. Joot78
3. Blacksheep998

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