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Assassin Bug


A small but marvelous Assassin Bug, covered in bumps and spines. It has an especially long vicious spine on the tip of the pro-femora. Only 1 cm in length. It's beak is also quite straight. It's pose when I found it was peculiar and it was hard to tell that it was an Assassin Bug (last picture). Family Reduviidae, Genus Sinea?


Roadside bushes, Km 11.5, Highway between San Cristobal de Las Casas and Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico.


Based on the bead-like structure of the forelegs and the close proximity of these two spottings, I think that the attached link is for the first instar nymph of this species:

No species ID suggestions


LaurenZarate 3 months ago

Thank you Neil :)

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 3 months ago

That's a great spotting, Lauren. Wonderful photo set too.

Chiapas, Mexico

Lat: 16.72, Long: -92.92

Spotted on Nov 8, 2018
Submitted on Nov 13, 2018

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