Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 8:07 AM
Think its an assassin bug but wondering if you can get it down to species or family level. Found it near a shore location (near the sea) on an island in Singapore. It was fast moving and I didn’t want to provoke it lest it bite me with that stinger. Singapore is south of Malaysia, located on the equator. Also caught one today, but photo is unavailable yet. Do you have any links on tropical assassin bug websites? Thanks!
This is an Assassin Bug, but it is past midnight and we have an early call tomorrow. We cannot take the time to identify the species tonight, but perhaps one of our readers will provide a comment or write back to us with an identification.
Update: August 5, 2012
We are trying to clean up some old unidentified postings and we discovered a visual match, but no identification, on FlickR.
Update: April 8, 2013
Thanks to a comment from David, we were able to find a link to an image of Cosmolestes picticeps on Reduviidae.de.