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Assassin Bug

Sycanus sp.


Family: Reduviidae, Subfamily: Harpactorinae, Genus: Sycanus. Possible Sycanus Collaris. Approx 25 mm


Mixed deciduos temple grounds (Wat Umong)


Bug was walking in a slow, deliberate fashion. Images displayed in the order taken.

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RobThacker 6 years ago

Thank you vft2000

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 6 years ago

beautiful find rob@

RobThacker 6 years ago

Thanks Bayucca, spotting amended.

bayucca 6 years ago

So may be Sycanus cf. collaris? Or just Sycanus sp. and adding possible Collaris is the description section?

RobThacker 6 years ago

Hi Bayucca, firstly sorry about the stupid spelling error, corrected. I saw these images also but was reluctant to make a complete ID due to the hesitance of the people at Whats That Bug.

bayucca 6 years ago

Looks like Sycanus collaris?
There is a little misspelling: Should be Assassin not Assasin...

RobThacker 6 years ago

Hi Lauren, it was only when I got home I saw the great colours, at the time I was constantly being bitten by some large mosquitoes that the locals call ''yung lai'', got dengue from these a couple of years ago.

LaurenZarate 6 years ago

Love this one with it's expanded blue abdomen and long neck!

Spotted by

เชียงใหม่, จังหวัดเชียงใหม่, Thailand

Spotted on May 11, 2014
Submitted on May 12, 2014

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