Assassin Bugs Insect

The Assassin Bugs Insect An Acanthaspis sp. assassin bug feeds on a caterpillar. Acanthaspis sp. have been found in West Africa, where they prey on ants. They camouflage themselves by attaching the sucked-out bodies of ants to their back by means of fine hairs and silk threads. Length 1 inch(2.5 cm).

 

Assassin Bugs Insect facts with pics

Common name:  Assassin bugs

Family: Reduviidae

Suborder: Heteroptera

Order: Hemiptera

Class/ subphylum:Insecta /Hexapoda

Number of species: About 5,000 (106 us)

 Size: From about 0.3 in (8 mm) to 1.6 in (4 cm)

Key features: General shape oval to elongate, some actually resembling small stick insects, short, stout, curved. 3-segmented rostrum that fits in a groove beneath the thorax when not in use, noticeable groove across head behind the eyes, front legs adapted for clasping prey, so they usually walk on the hind 2 pairs; pronotum may have a crest or may bear spikes, which may also occur on top of the head

Habits: walk around on vegetation and on the ground in search of prey, often moving slowly and stealthily; blood sucking species find their prey by flying in search of it; some species attract prey by using “tools” such as resin

Breeding: Females of a number of species exhibit parental care, as do males in some species

Diet:other insects and their larvae; spiders, the blood of vertebrates; one species known to feed on liquid from fermenting dung

Habitat: Many species live on vegetation, while others live on the ground or on tree bark; some species inhabit the nests of termites, found in all kinds of habitat-grassland, forests, marshes, and deserts

Distribution: Worldwide, but with the greatest variety ofspecies in the tropical regions.

Assassin Bugs Insect Images Gallery

 

Assassin Bugs Insect and Photos

Assassin Bugs Insect facts images

Assassin Bugs Insect Facts

Assassin Bugs Insect photo

Assassin Bugs Insect Photos Gallery

Assassin Bugs Insect Pics Collection

Assassin Bugs Insect Pics

Assassin Bugs Insect

animalsbirds