Subject: Kissing beetle or Asassin bug maybe?
December 12, 2013 5:49 am
Just found this at my home in Singapore
This is not a Kissing Bug or Assassin Bug. It is a beetle known as a Weevil and we will attempt to determine a species identification for you. Many Weevils are agricultural pests and they will not bite humans. It looks like a Red Palm Weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus, based on a photo posted to the UC Riverside Center for Invasive Species Research. This variably colored species is represented in our archives, and after stating to you they would not bite, we found a letter indicating a person was bitten by a Red Palm Weevil in Cyprus.