Giant Red Bug from India

Subject:  Bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Assam, India
Date: 08/30/2017
Time: 06:11 AM EDT
Please identify the insect
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Giant Red Bug

We believe we have correctly identified your insect as a female Giant Red Bug, Macrocheraia grandis, thanks to Insects in Indian Agroecosystems, and the site includes this nice image of a pair, with the female on the left.  According to Revolvy:  “The abdomen of the male is long and extends well beyond the wingtip.”  Jungle Dragon also has a nice image and iNaturalist only has images of male Giant Red Bugs, a phenomenon that is consistent on the internet.  Images of female Giant Red Bugs like the one you submitted are not as common.

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