Saturday, June 23, 2012

Yellow Assasin Bug Rhynocoris sp, Sumatra Indonesia


This photo was taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This assasin bug is from the family of Reduviidae under genus of  Rhynocoris.

This assasin bug has black color of head and yellow color of its body. It has some black bands on its abdomen edge and legs. It has shiny brown mark at the pronotum and three white spots at the scutellum. The abdominal segments have white marks surrounded by black marks. It has elongated head that bended downward like a trunk which called rostrum. The size is about 15mm.

Taxonomy:
Phylum : Arthropoda - Arthropods
Class : Insecta - Insects
Order : Hemiptera - True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies
Suborder : Heteroptera - True Bugs
Family : Reduviidae - Assassin Bugs
Subfamily : Harpactorinae
Genus : Rhynocoris

Reference:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhynocoris


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