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Subject: Identify the bug
Location: Hyderabad (A.P) INDIA
March 26, 2013 2:51 am
Hello Sir, Pls identify the bug… And give me the classification also.
Thank u sir.
Signature: 919949863709

Red Bugs

Red Bugs

Dear 919949863709,
How sad that in India you have been dehumanized into a 12 digit number for identification purposes.  Our own American nine digit identification numbers are also used for identity purposes, but to avoid identity thieves, we do not freely publish that information.  These are Red Bugs in the family
Pyrrhocoridae.  We found a link on India Nature Watch that identifies it as a Stainer Bug, but no species name.

 

 

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Location: hyderabad, India

7 Responses to Red Bugs from India: Probergrothius sanguinolens

  1. A.N.Suresh Kumar says:

    The following link does not exist anymore:
    http://www.nbair.res.in/insectpests/Odontopus-varicornis.php

    NBAIR have corrected their Id and have changed it to Melamphaus sp. Family: Pyrrhocoridae,
    http://www.nbair.res.in/insectpests/Melamphaus.php

    It is

    • bugman says:

      Thank you for informing us. Websites come and go and we feel lucky to have been an active site since 2002 and an online column on the now defunct American Homebody site since 1998. We will retain those specific dead links as an historical record, and we will provide an update with the new link and ID.

  2. Shyamal says:

    This bug has subsequently been rechecked at the department of entomology at the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, GKVK and it is now confirmed as Probergrothius sanguinolens Amyot and Serville, 1843.

  3. A.N.Suresh Kumar says:

    Thanks for the update Mr.Shyamal

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