Assassin bug head

Assassin bug head

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Credit: MELVYN YEO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Assassin bug head. Close-up of the head of an assassin bug (family Reduviidae). Assassin bugs are predatory insects that use their long rostrum (feeding tube, left, below head) to inject a lethal saliva into their prey, which liquefies the prey's insides so they can be sucked out.

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