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Bee Assassin

Apiomerus crassipes


This attractively colored assassin bug makes its living by ambushing bees and other insects. The Bee Assassin Bug uses the flower’s unique, insect attracting power to its advantage. When an unsuspecting bee lands on a flower to collect nectar, the Bee Assassin Bug will attack. The assassin bug will use its piercing mouth parts to inject the bee with a potion designed to immobilize and liquefy the hapless insect.


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Texas, USA

Spotted on Jun 2, 2013
Submitted on Jun 18, 2013

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