Young Assassin Bug

I know this is an assassin bug.

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That’s about all I know about it. Its body was a little under a half-inch long. The spines looks like they could be quite painful.

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The “paddles” on the end of its antennae have a interesting paddle shape. I wonder why?

Is it a young assassin bug or an adult?

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4 responses to this post.

  1. What a truly weird insect, such good photographs.

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  2. I’ve never seen one. You got some great shots of it!

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