Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Milkweed Assassin Bug

Zelus Longipes

Description:

Red with white spots, long black legs. Has a beak used to pierce their prey, which they hunt in ambush fashion. Eat most any insect they can overpower. The beak can also pierce human flesh, and they will attack.

Habitat:

Yard

Notes:

I watched this one stalk its prey. Amazingly fast and aggressive. Also, you have to zoom in one the photo to get a good look at it.

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

jodydf
Spotted by
jodydf

Bogalusa, Louisiana, USA

Spotted on Jan 31, 2017
Submitted on Feb 2, 2017

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors

Join the Project Noah Team Join Project Noah Team