Violet Blue Bug with Broad Front Legs
Location: Boon Lay, Singapore
March 13, 2011 9:55 am
Hi there, I got another bug during our macro photography session here in Singapore (see picture). This little critter looks unusual with broad, leaf-like dark front legs and it simply clings to a leaf and flower without fear of us bothering its privacy. It looks like a beetle, but maybe you would know which specific beetle is this. Thanks again.
This is an immature True Bug, but we need to research the family and species. The front legs are quite curious. They are the opposite of the Leaf Footed Bugs in the family Coreidae which have the tibia of the hind legs modified similarly. Perhaps one of our readers will be able to assist us in this identification.