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Australian assassin bug nymph ( Pristhesancus plagipennis ) This nymph is in its 5th instar and wings are starting to develop . This bug is preying on a Mottled cup moth caterpilar ( Doratifera vulnerans) Australia,Australian assassin bug,Geotagged,Pristhesancus plagipennis Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Australian assassin bug nymph ( Pristhesancus plagipennis )

This nymph is in its 5th instar and wings are starting to develop . This bug is preying on a Mottled cup moth caterpilar ( Doratifera vulnerans)

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  1. Cup moth larva Doratifera quadriguttata Posted 4 years ago

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Pristhesancus plagipennis is an assassin bug found in Australia.

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Ernst
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Uploaded Dec 26, 2017. Captured in 78 Tanderra Way, Karana Downs QLD 4306, Australia.