I spotted this Assassin Bug parading up and down some reed leaves at the edge of a swamp boardwalk.
I was unfamiliar with this insect, and have learned via research, not getting bit, that the “fang” is the business end of his destructive powers. The rear end that sticks up in the back is not a stinger.
He made his way between leaves with a big stretch, no jumping.
Once securely on the other side he worked his way to the top.
He was small, around an inch ( 2.5cm) long and quite adept at walking upside down.
6 thoughts on “Assassin Bug On The Move”
Lovely shots on an interesting bug.
Thanks, Hans. It’s fun to find something new, especially if you don’t get bitten!
These are amazing photos, Ellen! You have captured its movements wonderfully!
Thanks, Peter! I had never seen one and was quite surprised it gave me such an opportunity.
Assassin bugs are fascinating bugs. I was once lucky to catch one in action with its prey. Check it out at https://mynaturechronicles.wordpress.com/2020/10/28/assassin-bug/
Thanks for stopping by, Thomas. That was a great action series you captured.