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Assassin Bug

Description:

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?

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/125....


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2 Comments

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 10 months ago

Thank you Neil :)

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 10 months ago

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

LaurenZarate
Spotted by
LaurenZarate

Chiapas, Mexico

Lat: 16.72, Long: -92.92

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

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