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Assassin bug

Zelus luridus

Description:

This is the nymph of an assassin bug. This particular species uses sticky secretions on its legs to catch prey. You can see its nice praying mantis-style pose in the last picture. This one was up in a beech tree, maybe taking advantage of all the caterpillars eating the new leaves. I had to pull the branch down to get the pictures, so it was a bit tricky, but worth it!

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kcurtain
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kcurtain

Maryland, USA

Spotted on Apr 28, 2013
Submitted on Apr 28, 2013

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