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|This tiny Bug fell into a shallow water channel in my school yesterday when I tried to capture it on the vertical side of the channel. It struggled there for a minute or so and I took a couple of its pictures. Then I coaxed it onto my finger and dropped it gently into the foliage where it disappeared rather happily.|
This is its picture on water with its shadow making an interesting formation in the slanting morning light.
I cannot ID this insect though it reminds me strongly of a Cotton Stainer Beetle.
PS: Laurens has identified this bug from the genus of Assassin Bugs and I go with him.
Reduviidae (from the contained genus, Reduvius, which comes from the Latin reduvia, meaning "hangnail" or "remnant") is a large, cosmopolitan family of predatory insects in the suborder Heteroptera. It includes assassin bugs (genera include Melanolestes, Platymeris, Pselliopus, Rasahus, Reduvius, Rhiginia, Sinea, Triatoma, and Zelus), ambush bugs (subfamily Phymatinae), wheel bugs (Arilus cristatus), and thread-legged bugs (the subfamily Emesinae, including the genus Emesaya). There are about 7000 species altogether, making it one of the largest families in the Hemiptera.
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I am impressed by the magnificent sharpness and details of this image. The clarity is great. Very nice colors. Lovely contrast against the background. A top quality image.
You have managed nicely...HUMAN being and photographer.
Red and black color combination is very nice.
very nice picture with good details and beautiful colours
i think a specie of the Fam.REDUVIIDAE
- [2014-04-24 16:14]
Hi Ram,a very original capture of this bug swimming,the composition is truly nice and the quality of detail very very impressive,interesting post,i like it! Have a nice WE and thanks,Luciano
- [2014-04-25 12:39]
Helpful, even for an Assassin Bug :-)Nice picture, strange shadow, is this really the shadow of the bug?