February 7, 2010
I have no idea what is it< a bug or beetle? Anyway, it has hammerhead shark like head. Thanks for your ID. Enjoy…
George Chew Kok Wah
IN a very general sense, this is a True Bug in the superfamily Pentatomoidea, which includes Stink Bugs and Shield Bugs, but we are uncertain of the family or species. Perhaps one of our readers will be able to assist in this matter.
Thanks very much for your prompt reply. Hope other reader can ID it exact family or species. Enjoy…
Karl identifies another mystery insect
With those big, widely spaced eyes and distinctive antennae I think this is probably a Big-eyed Bug (Geocoridae). It could be in the genus Geocoris, which has numerous species and is global in distribution. It looks quite similar to the European species, G. erythrocephalus (links below) but I was unable to find any conclusive photos from Malaysia or Southeast Asia. The Geocoridae are predatory bugs and are considered a beneficial insect, with a fondness for a variety of agricultural pest insects. K