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Feather Legged Assassin Bug See this Ant ASSASSIN in action; <br />
<a href="https://www.arkive.org/feather-legged-assassin-bug/ptilocnemus-lemur/video-00.html" rel="nofollow">https://www.arkive.org/feather-legged-assassin-bug/ptilocnemus-lemur/video-00.html</a> Australia,Geotagged,Ptilocnemus femoralis,Summer Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

    comments (3)

  1. That's one awesome insect, never seen anything like it!
    Can't watch the video, it requires flash.
    Posted 6 months ago
  2. Gruesome! But one way to get a meal!
    Posted 6 months ago
  3. Amazing! Posted 6 months ago

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''Ptilocnemus femoralis'' is a species of feather-legged bugs in the Holoptilinae subfamily. This species is found in Australia and has a specialized gland called a trichome that produces a chemical to attract and paralyze ants.

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Martin Lagerwey
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By Martin Lagerwey

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Uploaded Jan 12, 2018. Captured Jan 9, 2018 15:55 in 502 Meredith-Steiglitz Rd, Meredith VIC 3333, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 600D
  • f/16.0
  • 1/166s
  • ISO200
  • 65mm