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Spartocerini - Spartocera pantomima (probably)
A few of these colorful assassin bugs were on leaves and logs along a forest trail.
Thanks bayucca, Spartocera pantomima looks like a good possibility.
Possibly Spartocera pantomima:http://coreoidea.speciesfile.org/Common/...
Neat Tom! The thorax has upturned phalanges!
Thanks Lauren. I added a somewhat lateral picture.
Amazing bayucca, all the research and links you did for this!
Would you happen to have a lateral picture?
Gorgeous! It is shaped like a Triatomine!
Thanks for all the links bayucca. It looked like a wheel bug to me. Pura Vida
Thabnks bayucca. I should have known this was a Coreid, but the bright warning colors threw me off.
Coreidae, Coreinae, Spartocerini. At first sight indeed very similar to a Reduviidae (Triatominae), but note the different shape of the head. Reduviidae have much longer and more slim heads and "noses". Many wrong IDs on the net!Here is a Reduviidae to compare:http://www.flickr.com/photos/8639190@N05...Same as yours:http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/...http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/...Wrong ID as well:http://www.entomology.umn.edu/museum/lin...http://www.flickr.com/photos/55608596@N0...http://www.flickr.com/photos/55608596@N0...Correct ID, but not yours, note the red knees:http://www.bio-nica.info/Ento/Heterop/co...Almost yours, again, red knees...http://bugguide.net/node/view/71169http://www.flickr.com/photos/28794527@N0...Same as yours, unfortunately no closer ID, Spartocera sp.???http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreaskay/...Not yours but similar:http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreaskay/...A very clear Coreidae!http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreaskay/...Reduviidae to compare:https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:...http://www.koleopterologie.de/heteropter...
Spotted on Dec 3, 2013 Submitted on Dec 19, 2013
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