Assassin Bug

Assassin Bug

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Credit: PAUL HARCOURT DAVIES/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: An Assassin Bug (Rhinocoris iracundus) inserting its proboscis into a caterpillar of an Emperor moth, draining the victim of its body fluids. The bug can also create a painful wound to humans, secreting an anticoagulant that prevents healing.

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