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Dindymus sp. Dindymus is Old World genus of true bugs in the family Pyrrhocoridae. They are often confused with bugs in the family Lygaeidae, but can be distinguished by the lack of ocelli on the head. Several species in the genus are beneficial predators, including D. rubiginosus, D. pulcher. and D. pyrochrous, but one species (D. versicolor) is a minor plant pest Australian assassin bug,Dindymus albicornis,Geotagged,Malaysia,Pristhesancus plagipennis,Rhynocoris erythropus,Spring Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Dindymus sp.

Dindymus is Old World genus of true bugs in the family Pyrrhocoridae. They are often confused with bugs in the family Lygaeidae, but can be distinguished by the lack of ocelli on the head. Several species in the genus are beneficial predators, including D. rubiginosus, D. pulcher. and D. pyrochrous, but one species (D. versicolor) is a minor plant pest

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  1. Wow, that is an incredible macro action shot! Posted 2 years ago
    1. thanks... Posted 2 years ago
  2. Amazing capture! Posted 2 years ago
    1. thanks Posted 2 years ago
  3. Superb Reduviidae behavioural image. Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks... Posted 2 years ago
  4. Hi Melan, I love the effort you've put into the description, so I hate to be a party pooper but this is not a Reduviidae, but rather some Pyrrhocoridae, probably in the genus Dindymus, that is also known for species with predatory behaviour.
    This might well be Dindymus albicornis, that is known from Malaysia, but I also see some images of a "Dindymus pulcher" on the internet that look very similar, but as always we have to be careful about misidentifications being propagated by people looking at misnamed images of other people. At least it should warrant some closer look at the origin of both names an possibly original descriptions and/or trying to find a key. I don't have the time for this right now, but this is the direction you should be looking in.
    Cheers, Arp
    Posted 2 years ago
    1. ok.. thanks for the info. Please "identify species" for me Posted 2 years ago
      1. Hi Melan, like I said, there are probably two or more reasonably close options, so I will need to try and find out more about these before I can give a name (if at all). Will try to do so next week (having a week off).
        Cheers, Arp
        Posted 2 years ago, modified 2 years ago
        1. ok... Posted 2 years ago
          1. Hi Arp and Ramlan. Arp is very right, this is indeed a Dindymus albicornis. D. albicornis and D. pulcher indeed look very similar as they are closely related under the Pseudodindymus subgenus. However, the difference is quite minute and seen on the thorax patterns. Many of the photos online have been misidentified for sure. Another major differences is the distribution. D. pulcher is found only in the Philippines so Melan's photo is a D. albicornis then. Good work telling this apart from Reduviids Arp! Posted one year ago
            1. Nice info....thanks again... Posted one year ago
  5. Fabulous, Melan!
    Posted one year ago
  6. Superb Peter.
    Posted one year ago

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Dindymus albicornis is a Red Bug in the Dindymus genus.

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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Uploaded Sep 11, 2019. Captured May 17, 2012 15:24 in Unnamed Road, 91000 Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia.
  • NIKON D90
  • f/45.0
  • 10737418/2
  • 60mm