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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Assassin Bug Nymphs

Honestly, I have no clue if these Common Assassin Bug nymphs intend to live in the pitcher plant or whether or not the pitcher just scored a massive meal, but it looks like a cluster of eggs must've been nearby and for some reason they all decided to walk right into the plant.. ?? Why the name Assassin bugs? Because it kills any other bug it can catch, pretty much.

Predatory Reduviidae use the long rostrum to inject a lethal saliva that liquefies the insides of the prey, which are then sucked out.


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