Subject: Red Beetle
Geographic location of the bug: Botswana
Time: 05:51 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hi. I saw this interesting beetle (?) while on safari in the Savute region of Botswana in March, 2018. It is about 2cm long. Is it a variation of an assassin bug?
How you want your letter signed: Hugh Scarth
This is not a Beetle. Taxonomically it is a True Bug in the Red Bug family Pyrrhocoridae, and we believe we properly identified it as an African Cotton Stainer, Dysdercus fasciatus, on iNaturalist.
Terrific. Thank you for your reply. Hugh