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Giant Red Bug

Macrocheraia grandis

Description:

This one was exceptionally large (and long) among other usual red bugs (firebugs?). It didn't move much. Length: 40 - 50mm.

Habitat:

Teak forest with lots of undergrowths. Hot tropical forest.

Notes:

While trying to photograph a Psyche by the road side near Jaldapra (Wildlife Sanctuary) where we'd stopped for tea, just then I saw some red bugs (firebugs?). Looking for some 'photogenic' red bug groups my eyes caught this giant. It was quite cooperative while I was clicking its photos. I presume this is their queen mother!

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Giant Red Bug
Macrocheraia grandis Macrocheraia - Wikipedia


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2 Comments

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 4 years ago

Thanks Felix, Antonio, mapplemoth66 and tmvdh for making it favourite.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 4 years ago

Thanks Felix Fleck for the ID and ref.

DrNamgyalTSherpa
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DrNamgyalTSherpa

West Bengal, India

Spotted on Oct 8, 2016
Submitted on Oct 13, 2016

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