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Assassin Bug

Family: Reduviidae (Assassin Bugs). Subfamily: Ricola quadrispinosa


Stalking, predatory insects which are conspicuously different from the other reduviids by their very slender body form. Assassin bugs are characterised by their flexible neck joint, which makes the small head highly manoeuvrable


Palm fronds, cliffs, spider webbing, or near lights at night Spotted as it jumped into a spiders web

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Assassin bug
Ricolla quadrispinosa Flickr

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Stephen Wain
Stephen Wain 2 years ago

Thank you for the help with ID - really appreciated

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 2 years ago

This is a thread-legged assassin bug, Reduviidae, Emesinae.

ForestDragon 2 years ago

I agree that this looks like a species of assassin bug.

Stephen Wain
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Stephen Wain

Calderon, Pichincha, Ecuador

Spotted on Dec 2, 2019
Submitted on Dec 22, 2019

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