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Assassin Bug

Rhiginia cinctiventris

Description:

Black and red Assassin Bug that looks very much like it is mimicking a Pyrrhocorid (specifically the one that was photographed on the same night and in the same place as this one (See: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/197...). This one looks strong and vicious. Maybe one of the Millipede Assassins? Family Reduviidae.

Habitat:

Came to the lights of a store at night in Axtla de Terrazas near Xilitla, San Luis Potosí, Mexico.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago
Rhiginia Assassin Bug
Rhiginia cinctiventris Rhiginia cinctiventris (Stal) - Rhiginia cinctiventris - BugGuide.Net


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4 Comments

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 5 years ago

Thank you so much for the identification bayucca :)

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

Reduviidae, Ectrichodiinae, Rhiginia cinctiventris.
http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Tax...
http://bugguide.net/node/view/410061

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 5 years ago

Thank you Mark :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

That one looks appropriate colors. Nice set of pics.

LaurenZarate
Spotted by
LaurenZarate

San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Spotted on Apr 15, 2015
Submitted on Jan 14, 2016

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