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A short-winged insect, I don't know what this is
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Posted on 05-01-2019 13:05
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Well, as the title said this is a short-winged insect (possibly an immature) but I don't know what group. Can anyone help? The place is Suriname, tropical forest, 3 August 2016.

ID help will be appreciated!
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Posted on 05-01-2019 14:16
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When I see those 3 abdominal glands I immediately think of hemiptera, but I'm no expert. Maybe some assasinbug, ground assasinbug (Peiratinae) or some nymphal stage?
Edited by atylotus on 05-01-2019 14:21
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Posted on 08-01-2019 12:34
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Thank-you, atylotus, I appreciate your help!

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Posted on 08-01-2019 15:35
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I think this could be Lygaeidae.

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Posted on 08-01-2019 19:22
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Xespok wrote:
I think this could be Lygaeidae.

Too thin antennae for Lygaeidae, I suspect. I would also say, Reduviidae.
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Posted on 25-08-2019 01:34

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I agree with Reduviidae. Too bad it's a nymph rather than an adult.

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