Shed skins of assassin bug nymphs

Shed skins of assassin bug nymphs

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Caption: Shed skins of assassin bug nymphs. Assassin bugs (family Reduviidae) are predatory insects that use their long rostrum (feeding tube) to inject a lethal saliva into their prey. The nymphs shed their exoskeletons several as they grow into adults.

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