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Friday, February 15, 2013

Assassin bugs

My assassin bug collection. All from Malaysia.

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Food, sex and TV. Mating assassin bugs with ant prey.......:D IMG_4897 merged copy

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Found this at night.
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Thread legged assassin bug with mantis-like claws. Not sure if it's a Emesaya sp. or Stenolemus sp. or something else?
Thread legged assassin bug ...IMG_6729 copy

Another one, not sure if it's similar to the above
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And another..
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A bunch of assassin bugs of different instar stages on a tree trunk
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Close up on one of them. No wings yet.
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The most mature instar on that tree trunk, with wings.
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Acanthaspis sp. assassin bug nymp with ant carcasses on its back, and a prey in its proboscis!
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The camouflage is to protect the bug from being preyed on by jumping spiders. Read about it here.

Acanthaspis sp. with ant carcasses on its back
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Masked hunter, Reduvius sp.
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Masked hunter, Reduvius sp. with more debris/dirt on its back.
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I think it's a masked hunter (Reduvius sp.?) but this is my first time seeing one with not just dirt/debris on its body. Many of them too but this one takes the cake - moss, ant carcasses, dirt/debris, you name it - this masked hunter(?) has it all :D. Oh, I forget to mention the roach ootheca! Reminds me of Acanthaspis sp. with just ant carcasses but no dirt/debris on the abdomen.
reduvius sp. or acanthaspis sp.? assassin bug nymph IMG_3319 stk copy

On the same tree trunk but only dirt/debris and ant carcasses on its back. A cerci of an earwig too i think?
reduvius sp.? or acanthaspis sp.? IMG_3589 copy

Acanthaspis inermis
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 Haematoloecha sp. maybe nigrorufa.
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Yellow Reduviid (Cosmolestes picticeps (Stål, 1859) with wasp prey.
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A newly molted Cosmolestes picticeps?
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Inara sp.
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A red assassin bug caught in a spider web.
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A mating pair of red assassin bug. More bugs porn here.
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