Bangladesh: Call of Nature

Visiting Bangladesh has not only given me the chance to reconnect with family and friends. It also enabled me to be around familiar smells and sights that can only be experienced in a tropical country. One familiar sight that I had long forgotten is this red bug. A welcome reunion. I don't know it's name, but I've met it long ago, in the land where I grew up.

When I spotted it, I didn't think twice about giving them my full attention and space in my memory card. Can anyone help me identify these red bugs that are commonly found in the tropics, but haven't seen them here?

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First it was just this one.

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Follow its journey.

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Destination reached.

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So where now?

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Going over the edge.

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There's more underneath the leaves.

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Are you doing what I think you're doing?

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I think these two are doing what I think they're doing.

Seeing these familiar bugs whose existence I have long forgotten because they were out of sight was such a joyful experience.


  1. Yes Maria, you documented them very beautifully. I haven't seen them as plenty as that, but we call them 'baka-bakahan' and seem to equate them always attached!

  2. @ Andrea....that's right they were called baka-baka in my province too. Thanks.

  3. oh yes, i remember those too. although i'm not sure what we called them.

  4. Aren't those stink bugs? I've spotted them doing what comes naturally too... ;b

  5. Looks like they are eating the leaves among other things. Sorry, I have never seen such a bug to tell you their name. I'm not a fan of insects, but they are fascinating to watch.

  6. I think I have seen these in real life, too, Maria, but maybe I'm wrong. Maybe I've only see images on the internet. Now you've got me wondering. HA! Isn't it funny how an insect like this can bring back such longing memories!

  7. galing! wagi! i love watching bugs do the nasty. hehehe.

  8. Yup, I think they're doing what you think they're doing. ;)

    I don't think I've seen any of these red bugs around. But since I squish bugs as soon as I see them, I don't really get to look at them closely. (I hate bugs!)

  9. I've seen those bugs before but I'm not sure what they are called. The insect world can be mysterious and intriguing.

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