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Assassin Bug (Nymph)

Family Reduviidae


A quite small insect with brownish, and black colouring with stripes and a trunk like attachment at the front of its head


I have never seen anything like this before. I noticed it on boxing day last year at my cousins place (26/12/2016) on the side of an empty 2 litre ice cream container . Would love to know what type of insect it is. I have a feeling it might be a nymph or young version.

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JamesPriest2 4 years ago

Thank you ForestDragon. I would say you are spot on. Much appreciate your help :-)

ForestDragon 4 years ago

This looks like an assassin bug nymph. Check here:

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NSW, Australia

Spotted on Dec 26, 2016
Submitted on Mar 16, 2017

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