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'Largidae' bug... but, the ID?

'Largidae' bug... but, the ID?
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Copyright: Ruby Sarkar (rubyfantacy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 1 N: 417] (2627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-02-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX 40 HS
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-03-11 6:54
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Points: 10
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I found this gorgeous insect on THE extra day of this leap year. Yes, on 29th February, 2012, in the Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary.

That bright orange was glowing under sunlight!! Amazing!!! As long as it was there, i simply couldn't take my eyes off...

Since then i had been trying to find its correct ID. But failed (sigh).

After much studies, what i have become sure of is that this bug is from the family 'Largidae'. That is, the family of 'bordered plant bugs'.

Fine, but couldn't find out the species.

It may look like 'Antilochus coqueberti'. Very much so.

But three dissimilarities are there:

(i) Antilochus coqueberti bugs have got black eyes, whereas, this one has got red eyes.
(ii) Antilochus coqueberti bugs have got red/ coloured abdomen, but this one has got white.
(iii) The legs of Antilochus coqueberti bugs are red-black OR orange-black... i.e., bi-coloured. But this one has got black legs.

Am extremely eager to know about its correct ID. Can someone help pls?

PS: I have given a collage of three photographs of this insect here to provide three different angles of view. Hope it helps in the process of finding its true ID.

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Hello Ruby,
Very beautiful compilation, which give us a good impression of the insect. Sorry, i'm no expert, I can't help you with the ID. Very nice clear colours and good sharpness.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-03-13 8:27]

Hi Ruby,i never seen this and i don't know the name,but it's a great beauty,i like the design and the colors,and i like your idea to show it from 3 differents points of view to understand at the best all the sides,great quality too whit excellent sharpness everywhere.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Ruby, I never see before, cannot help you, lovely collage for beautiful bug, n each photo splendid light, excellent sharpness, fine details and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Ruby

This collage is well presented with view from all sides to make the ID easier..I am not sure but could it be some kind of Assasin Bug. Maybe you will locate the exact ID by digging deeper in this new direction if not already explored. Hope it helps.


Hello Ruby.
Thanks for helping out with the ID on my bug. This one looks almost the same except for the black spots. You are ahead of me in the ID and sorry that I can't help further. This is a beautiful triptych showing different sides of the bug. All the best.

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