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Assassin bugs are a carnivorous insect attacking with a deadly rostrum (mouth part) which injects venomous saliva through the exoskeleton of their insect prey, liquifying their insides so that they may be ingested. The legs and body have a number of sticky hairs which help them to hold on to their prey whilst attacking and feeding. The black and orange warning colouration helps to warn of possible predators.
Spotted on Dec 13, 2011
Submitted on Feb 13, 2012