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

Assassin Bug (nymph)

Family Reduviidae

Description:

The Reduviidae are a large cosmopolitan family of the order Hemiptera (true bugs). Among the Hemiptera and together with the Nabidae almost all species are terrestrial ambush predators: most other predatory Hemiptera are aquatic. The main examples of nonpredatory Reduviidae are some blood-sucking ectoparasites in the subfamily Triatominae. Though spectacular exceptions are known, most members of the family are fairly easily recognizable; they have a relatively narrow neck, sturdy build, and formidable curved proboscis (sometimes called a rostrum). Large specimens should be handled with caution, if at all, because they sometimes defend themselves with a very painful stab from the proboscis.

Habitat:

I usually find these nymphs around the house, especially near ant trails

Notes:

I usually find them hunting on pharaoh ants. I don't know the exact species of this assassin bug, so pleas help me ID it.

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

Francis Floe
Spotted by
Francis Floe

Iloilo City, Western Visayas, Philippines

Spotted on Aug 31, 2021
Submitted on Nov 27, 2021

Related Spottings

Spotting Crab spider Treehopper Linx spider

Nearby Spottings

Ant-Mimicking Jumping Spider Planthopper Asian Weaver Ant Blue-eyed ensign wasp
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team