Posts Tagged ‘shape’

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?

An Ambush Bug

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I found a tiny ambush bug on a black-eyed susan flowerhead on July 23.

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It only measured a half-inch long.

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The shape of its head, the weird shape of its body,

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the buggy eyes and shape of its front legs

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mades it interesting from any angle.

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Its front legs act as pincers to hold prey. It then inserts its short beak and sucks out body fluids.

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They even prey on insects as big as bumblebees, butterflies and wasps.


The last picture was taken yesterday on July 28th. I couldn’t find it this morning on the 29th.