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Thread-legged bug

Empicoris vagabundus

Description:

Very small (~10mm without legs), inconspicuous assassin bug (heteroptera), brown and cream pattern, raptorial front legs and curved rostrum. Looks like a gnat at rest.

Habitat:

Lives mainly in trees, feeds on aphids and other small insects.

Notes:

Found it on my bathroom floor, moving slowly (like stalking). Took it outside for photos and left it on the rose bushes.

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Alex C.
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Alex C.

Botoșani, Romania

Spotted on Jul 24, 2017
Submitted on Jul 24, 2017

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