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Like a fly

Like a fly
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Copyright: Paulo Tcr (tcr) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic FZ40, close-up lens +4x
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2016-01-24 9:04
Viewed: 1729
Points: 6
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Like a fly.

Surely it is not a fly though it
was rubbing legs like flies do.
I have no clue about ID.


Update - 25-01-2016.

Thanks Laurens (Euroblinkie) for ID.

Hiranetis coleopteroides.


The Reduviidae are a large cosmopolitan family of the order Hemiptera (true bugs). They are slightly unusual overall, but very common among the Hemiptera because almost all are terrestrial ambush predators (most other predatory Hemiptera are aquatic). The main examples of nonpredatory Reduviidae are some blood-sucking ectoparasites in the subfamily Triatominae. Though spectacular exceptions are known, most members of the family are fairly easily recognizable; they have a relatively narrow neck, sturdy build, and formidable curved proboscis (sometimes called a rostrum). Large specimens should be handled with caution, if at all, because they sometimes defend themselves with a very painful stab from the proboscis.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-01-24 11:33]

Hi Paulo,i don't know the name me too,this is a very rare specie that i never seen before.Fantastic macro of this small insect,impressive sharpness and great choice of the profile point of view,i like it! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Nice presentation of this quite colorful insect.

very nice picture of this beautiful BUG of the Fam.Reduviidae

this is a special bug who imitate a wasp

if you look on Google Reduviidae you can find the same specie of you with nice information of this specie

gr lou

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