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Thread legged assassin bug - Empicoris vagabundus  Empicoris vagabundus,Geotagged,Summer,United States Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Thread legged assassin bug - Empicoris vagabundus

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  1. A master of trickery! I'm pretty sure it's a reduviid. Maybe Empicoris sp. or whatever similar genus you have in the PNW. Posted 2 months ago
    1. Oooh, it’s not even a fly.. that would explain why I wasn’t finding anything quite like it. I will check that out. Posted 2 months ago
    2. Looks like a European import. Posted 2 months ago
      1. Oh, lol! We should have guessed. It's amazing how many European species end up in WA! They must come through Seattle? Posted 2 months ago
        1. Perhaps. We have a lot of agriculture too, so they may have arrived on plant imports. Some have even been introduced intentionally.. like thistle weevils, to control other imports that don't have a natural predator here... though I think that is a bit more frowned upon these days, as is may have unintended consequences. One species of thistle weevil and asian multicolor ladybugs are considered to be pests these days.. Posted 2 months ago
          1. Makes sense! Posted 2 months ago

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''Empicoris vagabundus'' is a species of thread-legged bug in the family Reduviidae.

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by morpheme
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By morpheme

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Uploaded Sep 6, 2022. Captured Sep 3, 2022 15:30 in 1004 29th St NW, Auburn, WA 98001, USA.
  • X-E2
  • f/10.0
  • 1/320s
  • ISO800
  • 80mm