Assassin Bug

December 10th, 2011 - 9:55 AM | Filed under Featured Photos | 3 Comments

July 8, 2011 | Victorio Siqueroli Park, Uberlandia, Minas Gerais, Brazil

This assassin bug mimics a bee quite well. It even seems to have pollen baskets on its hind legs.

3 Responses to “Assassin Bug”

  1. Amazing mimicry! I wonder whether bees are his prey and if he’s more successful than our Apiomerus species.

  2. Dimitri says:

    Nice shot. This is the genus Notocyrtus (Reduviidae).

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