Assassin bug on leaf

Assassin bug on leaf

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Caption: Assassin bug on leaf. Assassin bugs (family Reduviidae) 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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