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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 one year ago
  2. Gruesome! But one way to get a meal!
    Posted one year ago
  3. Amazing! Posted one year 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