Two Broad-Headed Bugs from Singapore including Bean Bug

Couple of Brown Bugs
Location: Singapore
March 8, 2011 9:27 am
Hi there,
I remember asking this a couple of days here, maybe my question did not push through this site. Anyways, I found a couple of brown colored bugs, one in a park, another during our macro photo session with some friends here in Singapore. Nobody could rightly identify them. Maybe you would know them, guys. Thanks a lot.
Signature: Giovanni

Bean Bug

Hi Giovanni,
In our opinion, both of your insects look like Broad-Headed Bugs in the family Alydidae.  You may compare your images to photos of North American species posted to BugGuide.

Update:  April 8, 2013
Thanks to David who provided a comment with an identification of the Soybean Pod Bug or Bean Bug,
Riptortus linearis, one of the Broad Headed Bugs.  We verified that on Nature.edu.tw and on FlickR.

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