Subject: Handsome beetle
Location: Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
July 5, 2017 10:28 am
Found this one in a park at my place. I think it’s a long horn beetle but I can’t recognise this species. Please provide details on conservation status, life span, reproduction of this bug. Also I found an egg case which probably belongs to this bug. Please take a look at it..
Signature: Gautam dikshit
This is not a beetle. It is an Assassin Bug in the family Reduviidae. We are unable to provide a genus or species name, however, we did locate a matching image on India Biodiversity, but it is only identified to the family level. Most Assassin Bugs mature in a single season and do not live more than a year. What you have mistaken for an egg case appears to be the chrysalis of a butterfly, and is unrelated to the Assassin Bug.