Subject:  Bug identification
Geographic location of the bug:  Lonavala, Pune District, Maharashtra, India
Date: 10/06/2017
Time: 12:35 AM EDT
I found this bug on 16th september, 2017. Looks similar to Indian Milkweed Bug. But I am not sure about the ID. YOur help is appreciated.
Thanks
How you want your letter signed:  Girish Ketkar

Unknown Seed Bug

Dear Girish,
This is definitely a True Bug in the suborder Heteroptera, but it does not look like a Milkweed Bug to us.  We found this stock photo image on Shutterstock that really looks like your bug, and it is identified as the Indian Milkweed Bug,
Oncopeltus confusus, but when we looked up that species on Insects in Indian Agroecosystems, it appears to identify a different species than the one on Shutterstock, so we are presuming Shutterstock is wrong.  In our opinion, it looks more (but not exactly) like Thunbergia sanguinarius in the Seed Bug family Lygaeidae which is also pictured on Insects in Indian Agroecosystems.

Unknown Seed Bug

Dear Sir,
Thanks a lot for the detailed reply.
Girish
Location: Lonavala, Maharashtra, India

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