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Milkweed Assassin Bug (mating)

Zelus longipes


Zelus longipes is a terrestrial ambush predator with a swift execution style. Bright orange and black markings with long black legs. Males usually measure around 16.1 – 16.8 millimeters while females hover around 18.2 – 18.4 millimeters.


Spotted in an overgrown area in Biloxi, Mississippi.

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Brian38 4 years ago

Thank You Ashley for the nomination.

AshleyT 4 years ago

“Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated”

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Biloxi, Mississippi, USA

Spotted on Nov 6, 2019
Submitted on Nov 9, 2019

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