Assassin Bug

Found this on the Dwarf Nectrine tree today. It was lurking within the foliage waiting for something to eat which it is bound to find as that tree is surrounded by volunteer plant foliage:

Assassin Bug

Assassin Bug

This bug feeds on caterpillars, mirids, stink bugs, beetles and bees.

They stab their victims and inject a paralysing toxin that also pre-digests the prey’s internal organs. They then suck out the innards. Nice!

They are capable of piercing human skin so handle with care!

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