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Assassin Bug

Ricolla sp


Unfortunately, I wasn't able to witness how the bug did it. Some species of thread-legged assassin bugs are known to be able to wonder onto spider's webs in order to catch them, but this one was much bigger and heavier than the spider it caught. Did it fly or jump towards the spider? Any ideas/info appreciated.


Tropical rainforest on the Osa Peninsula in southwestern Costa Rica.

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Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 5 years ago

Will do tmvdh, thanks for letting me know about the mission.

tmvdh 5 years ago

Hi Felix, it would be great if you could add this spotting - and others of insects from Costa Rica - to the mission "Insects of Costa Rica". Thanks!

Felix Fleck
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Felix Fleck

Provincia Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Spotted on Jan 27, 2015
Submitted on Sep 4, 2016

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