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Striped Assassin Bug


A medium-sized assassin bug with red and black stripes as a warning sign to keep predators away. About 20mm in length. It flew in attracted to the night lights, suggesting that this is a nocturnal insect. This insect seems to be from either Velitra, Tapeinus or Staliastes.


Possibly on plants. Spotted it crawling on the veranda floor Sukau B&B lobby, Lower Kinabatangan, Sabah.


>>>Map accuracy: 10m diameter. This is the first and only spotting I have for this species so these guys must be quite rare. Special thanks to Leo Davranoglou for these genera suggestions.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Wilson W
Wilson W 8 years ago
Metalic Assassin Bug

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lrdreduvius 4 years ago

Just to note that I had said it is a species of Velitra, not Tapeinus.

Wilson W
Wilson W 8 years ago

I'm not sure 100%

LaurenZarate 8 years ago

Beautiful and looks very powerful!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

Great one, Chun!

ChunXingWong 8 years ago

Thank you very much Marta and Cindy.

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Nice spotting!

Wow, impressive species! Nice series.

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Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Jun 6, 2010
Submitted on Aug 14, 2013

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