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Rhynocoris annulatus, Heesch, Netherlands Head detail at 5x macro of this assassin bug. <br />
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I&#039;m quite upset with myself on how I handled this one. This is a very beautiful insect with vivid orange bands yet I failed to visualize other angles due to huge issues in positioning, stacking overlaps, plus the subject being very dirty, covered in sand. The dutch name &quot;Geringde roofwants&quot; roughly translates to Ringed Predatory Bug.<br />
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To fully appreciate this insect, check this full body shot:<br />
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Rhynocoris annulatus, Heesch, Netherlands

Head detail at 5x macro of this assassin bug.

I'm quite upset with myself on how I handled this one. This is a very beautiful insect with vivid orange bands yet I failed to visualize other angles due to huge issues in positioning, stacking overlaps, plus the subject being very dirty, covered in sand. The dutch name "Geringde roofwants" roughly translates to Ringed Predatory Bug.

To fully appreciate this insect, check this full body shot:
https://images.naturalis.nl/original/118106_rhynocoris_annulatusdsc_1821.jpg

    comments (10)

  1. A beautiful bug for sure! Have you tried brushing the dirt off with a small paintbrush? Or, maybe try using canned air? Posted 4 months ago
    1. Thanks! Canned air does not work for hairy subjects. The one I have is very powerful yet still does not remove anything at all. I also have a manual pump-like air dispenser which is equally useless.

      I think these type of solutions would work with dust/sand on a smooth surface, but in my experience they don't do anything when the dust is stuck in hair, which is usually the case.
      Posted 4 months ago
      1. Bummer. You could get an ultrasonic cleaner and then follow up with isopropanol and a blow dry? Posted 4 months ago
        1. Yes, that is probably the solution, read about it before on the FB group. To be honest, I'm also applying some self constraint, as my current somewhat primitive process already is a huge time drain and I'm not too eager to make it even longer :) Posted 4 months ago
          1. I don't blame you. And, there's always the risk of ruining specimens during the cleaning process. Personally, I would skip the added work as well. There is only so much time. Posted 4 months ago
            1. Thanks, there's always the healing brush in Photoshop :) Posted 4 months ago
              1. Haha - there is your solution! Posted 4 months ago
  2. Impressive bug - hurts me to admit I've never found one myself ... (yet)
    For cleaning maybe try a small, soft paintbrush with the specimen in a bath of white gas (wasbenzine) [_not_ white spirit (terpentine)]
    Posted 4 months ago
    1. Thanks for the tip, please see my reply to Christine above.

      Please don't see it as a rejection of the help, I'm just trying to stay sane.
      Posted 4 months ago
      1. Yes, very good ... best you stay sane ... we can use that here :-D Posted 4 months ago

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Rhynocoris annulatus is an assassin bug in the Rhynocoris genus.

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Jun 12, 2020. Captured May 9, 2020 20:59.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/1.2
  • 1/200s
  • ISO200
  • 50mm