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Caption: Animated coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of Assassin bug head (Zelus renardii). Zelus renardii is an assassin bug in the family Reduviidae. It is also known as the ambush bug or the leafhopper assassin bug. The Reduviidae true bugs that are terrestrial ambush predators. Non-predatory bugs in this family are blood sucking ectoparasites. This family is easy to recognize due to the narrow neck and prominent curved proboscis. The assassin bugs leave a painful stab and are considered pests in many areas around the world.

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Leafhopper assassin bug, SEM

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