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Thread-legged Assasin Bug

Emesaya brevipennis


This stick mantis was believed to be a walking stick until it flew, fortunately we were doing water quality class and had nets handy. This gorgeous specimen had shades of red and purple.

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chesterbperry 10 years ago

You are correct Forest, thank you! I was fooled by my angle believing I saw the characteristic head of a mantid, and then I read the Brunner's came in various hues.

ForestDragon 10 years ago

This amazing insect looks to actually be a Thread-legged Assassin Bug! I think there is a good chance that this is Emesaya brevipennis.

I found one of these in South Carolina. They are so neat!

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Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Sep 26, 2013
Submitted on Sep 26, 2013

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