I found this insect in Bhopal,Madhya Pradesh,India could you please help me identify it?? I think it is some kind of beetle. Approximately 2-3 cm in size.

enter image description here

  • 4
    $\begingroup$ Welcome to Biology. SE! Thanks for taking the tour before posting. From the wing case, it looks like a true bug (Hemiptera). Any chance you can add something to show the scale? $\endgroup$
    – arboviral
    Commented Oct 3, 2017 at 15:49
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ I am sorry I can't add anything to add to show the scale as I was just passing by when I saw it,but I suppose it was 2-3 cms besause if the size of the leaf which seen in the photo. $\endgroup$
    – Zangetsu
    Commented Oct 3, 2017 at 16:29
  • $\begingroup$ I suppose it belongs to superfamily Pentatomoidea. $\endgroup$
    – Zangetsu
    Commented Oct 3, 2017 at 16:42
  • $\begingroup$ That's a hemipteran not a coleoptera $\endgroup$
    – Leo Ohyama
    Commented Nov 5, 2017 at 21:48

1 Answer 1


You've found a specimen of Coridius janus or cucurbit stink bug or red pumpkin bug (don't mix up with the red pumpkin beetle). They betong to the suborder Heteroptera (True bugs).

enter image description here
(picturefrom Wikipedia)

Also see:
projectnoah.org: red pumpkin bug

nbair.res.in: Coridius janus

indiabiodiversity.org: Coridius janus

  • $\begingroup$ It would be nice if you could embed at least one image of the proposed ID in your response, instead of just providing links to those images. $\endgroup$
    – user22020
    Commented Oct 5, 2017 at 0:16
  • $\begingroup$ We really discourage linking to pictures or any other valuable info off of SO because if the link dies (which it often does), your answer becomes useless to future viewers. So, to follow up Charles's comment, please make sure your answer here on SO is as complete as possible without requiring users to visit external links $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 5, 2018 at 1:56

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .