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Assassin Bug

Zelus luridus


Apple green body with darker brown upper body. Legs may display red, and eyes red.


Found across U.S. Uses various plants as camouflage.


True bug (hemipteran) predator. Hunts various insects (including pest insects like aphids and pollinators like bees) using sticky traps and stealth.

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Long Beach, California, USA

Spotted on Oct 18, 2014
Submitted on Oct 25, 2014

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