Assassin bug nymph with ants

Assassin bug nymph with ants

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Credit: MELVYN YEO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Assassin bug nymph with ants. Immature assassin bug (family Reduviidae) carrying a cluster of ants it has caught. Assassin bugs are predatory insects that use their long rostrum (feeding tube) to inject a lethal saliva into their prey, which liquefies the prey's insides so they can be sucked out.

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