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Assassin Bug


A large brown Assassin Bug with impressive thoracic spines. The antennae are extremely long and that forces him to carry them doubled over like a shield in front of his face. The front pair of legs are not raptorial. This one is a male and measured 2 cm in length. It has a white V-shaped design on the lower part of the thorax and scutellum. There are very small spines along the edges of the abdomen. Family Reduviidae.


I found him on the ground, well camouflaged (2nd picture). Chorreadero Park near Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas, Mexico.

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Chiapas, Mexico

Lat: 16.76, Long: -92.97

Spotted on Jan 11, 2019
Submitted on Mar 16, 2019

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