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Wingless assassin bug


Black bug hibernating under a log. It has the profile of an assassin bug. This may be a late (fifth?) instar or an adult wingless species. Wingless adults (Ground assassin bugs) are known to exist and this may be one ?


Hibernating under a log


The habitat and weather were both dark so the pic is rather blurry :(

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

He's not going to win any 'pretty' awards but nice to know where they go in winter.

NatureRobin 7 years ago

I used to live near the location in which this was taken! Good find!

oxyjack 7 years ago

I agree Martin, it looks like an assassin bug to me too. Nice find!

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Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.81, Long: 145.21

Spotted on May 28, 2012
Submitted on May 31, 2012

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