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Yellow assassin Bug

Cosmolestes picticeps


Measuring about 1.5cm in length , it is impossible for this bug to hide for it's color of bright yellow and black.

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Yellow Assassin Bug
Cosmolestes picticeps Tung Kin Foong's Blog: Assassin bug


JulioHarahap 4 years ago

Thank you Yofran.

YofranAlbarrán 4 years ago

It is a predatory insect with long legs and extended proboscis (rostrum). Assassin bug catches its prey with its forelegs and penetrates its prey with the proboscis. That will paralyze and kill the prey almost instantly. Then, the liquid of the prey are suck by the bug. Assassin bug is considered a biological control for pests like cockroaches, flies and termites. It is reported that this species all so feeds on nectar...

Pahang, Malaysia

Lat: 4.51, Long: 101.48

Spotted on Dec 28, 2011
Submitted on Dec 30, 2011

Spotted for mission

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