Subject: Unidentified Bug
Location: Quistococha, Loreto, Peru
December 25, 2012 4:52 pm
Interesting fly from Quistococha, Loreto, Peru (Upper Amazon). Looks like a sucking predatory mouth, but have been unable to find this one searching various online photo indexes. Any help would be appreciated. Taken early April 2012.
Signature: Wayng W G
This appears to be an Assassin Bug, and we found a very similar looking, though unidentified Assassin Bug from Peru on Shutterstock. We then found a photo on FlickR identified as a Spiky Assassin bug in the genus Ricolla, and then we found another photo with the same identification, also on FlickR. We finally found a matching image on the more reputable Fauna of Paraguay website and we are comfortable with that identification.