hi, i have recently returned from Tanzania,East Africa and really enjoyed looking up my ‘finds’ on your site. Swahilli for bugs is dudu. and thought you may like a few of mine. if you can identify them, then so much the better. you site identified my ghost mantis that arrived one eve. thanx again.
Tropical insects are often quite difficult for us to get exactly identified because of the dearth of online information. This is an Assassin Bug, but genus and species are not available at this time. Moments after writing that, we decided to give it a shot, and low and behold, we found a site depicting the Mombo, Platymeris species. This Assassin is over an inch and a half long. Thank you so much for sending your photo of a Mombo our way.