Carefully concealing itself, whilst watching and waiting for its next victim, is the Assassin bug. This bug is the hit man of the insect world, striking fear into the heart of every other living insect it comes across. It is known to attack quickly, paralyzing its prey, and then taking it out mercilessly!
This creature belongs to a large diverse family of around 7000 predatory insects, referred to as Reduviidae (meaning “hangnail” or “remnant”). What sets this bug apart from other creepy crawlies is its mouthpart; a needle-like structure which is designed to suck the juices from plants, other insects and even some mammals (such as bats and humans)! Read More