Subject: a solitary bug i never see before
Geographic location of the bug: 100kms North of Sydney..Coastal.
Time: 12:30 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hi bugman
i am always curious about the natural world, as so many of us love it’s minds blowing divetsity and the adaptation of the countless living forms to their niche..
so perhaps you can help..
i never saw a bug like this in my backyard in Woy Woy..NSW. Australia
How you want your letter signed: i don’t know what this means
This is a predatory Assassin Bug in the family Reduviidae. We cannot identify the species, but there are some similar looking individuals on the Brisbane Insect website.
Update: Thanks to a comment from Cesar Crash, we are in consensus that the closest match Pristhesancus plagipennis is which is pictured on Jungle Dragon.
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I can’t find one with the same red area, but Pristhesancus plagipennis is very close: https://www.jungledragon.com/image/121630/australian_assassin_bug.html
Thanks Cesar. We thought that was the closest on the Brisbane Insect site, but as you observed, the color patters are different.