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Assassin bug

Zelus cf. ruficeps

Description:

Around 15mm, this insect hides on the base of corn leaves to wait for its preys.

1 Species ID Suggestions

tmvdh
tmvdh 6 years ago
Assassin Bug
Zelus cf. ruficeps


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5 Comments

Ignacio Gamboa
Ignacio Gamboa 6 years ago

Thanks, Torsten. I think I'd go with Z. ruficeps too.

tmvdh
tmvdh 6 years ago

Comparing Zelus grassans and Zelus ruficeps, I go with Z. ruficeps...

tmvdh
tmvdh 6 years ago

My first thought was Zelus, too - working on it...

Ignacio Gamboa
Ignacio Gamboa 6 years ago

Cool, bayucca. Thanks, I'm thinking Zelus, but I couldn't find anything similar (I mean, I find similar in morphology, that lead me to Zelus, but can't find any Zelus with this colours, so... I think I am stuck with this one). I'll wait for your help :-)

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Yes, Reduviidae. Come back for this one after my holidays...

Ignacio Gamboa
Spotted by
Ignacio Gamboa

San José, Costa Rica

Spotted on Aug 5, 2014
Submitted on Aug 8, 2014

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