cool red beetle
Location: Hong Kong
May 6, 2012 1:27 am
Could not find anything on the net, but found your site! This beetle lives in Hong Kong. A handsome specimin, but what is it?
This is not a beetle, but rather a True Bug. More specifically it is a Red Bug in the family Pyrrhocoridae. We located a matching photo on FlickR that was identified as the genus Cenaeus and then following that genus name, we found the BioDiversity Explorer post on the genus which identified the family. We also found a common name Fire Bug, but that name is used for many other species. We also found a posting in our archive from South Africa that we also believe is the genus Cenaeus.