Antilochus coquebertii

Antilochus coquebertii

''Antilochus coquebertii'' is an Old World species of true bug in the family Pyrrhocoridae, occurring in South and Southeast Asia. It is brightly coloured, red and black, and is a beneficial predator on other pyrrhocorids, especially the genus ''Dysdercus'', which are crop pests. They are often confused with bugs in the family Lygaeidae, but can be distinguished by the lack of ocelli on the head, and they can be easily distinguished from ''Dysdercus'' by the lack of white stripes on the body.
Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderHemiptera
FamilyPyrrhocoridae
GenusAntilochus
SpeciesA. coquebertii
Photographed in
Maldives