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Assassin bug

Sinea sp.

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4 Comments

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 12 years ago

Of course you're right, Latimeria. I corrected the ID. I think its size matchs the bug you spoted, they look very alike. What amazes me is the number of assassin bugs (and other carnivore insects) I've found. Seems there is plenty of food around...

Latimeria
Latimeria 12 years ago

I think you're right about it being an assassin bug, but it's not a nymph: you can see its wings. The front legs do look like clubs, but I think they're just folded up, similar to how a praying mantis looks. It looks awfully close to assassin bugs in the genus Sinea that I encounter quite often, but I'm not sure how much the size matches up. You can see what I mean here: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/806....

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 12 years ago

Weird!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 12 years ago

I think it could be an assassin bug nymph, but I've never seen front legs like that, they look like clubs.

Sergio Monteiro
Spotted by
Sergio Monteiro

Curitiba, Paran√°, Brazil

Spotted on Jan 3, 2012
Submitted on Jan 4, 2012

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