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Platymeris biguttatus Imago of species Platymeris biguttatus (in culture) Cimicomorpha,Hemiptera,Heteroptera,Platymeris,Platymeris biguttatus,Reduviidae Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Platymeris biguttatus

Imago of species Platymeris biguttatus (in culture)

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''Platymeris biguttatus'' or two-spotted assassin bug is a venomous predatory true bug of west and southwest African origin ranging in size from 10–40 mm. As a true bug of the order hemiptera, it has needle like mouth parts designed for sucking juices out of plants or other insects instead of chewing. '' P. biguttatus'' has sharp stylets in its proboscis or rostrum used to pierce the exoskeleton of its prey. Saliva is then injected into the prey which liquifies its tissues,and the rostrum is.. more

Similar species: True Bugs
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Uploaded Jul 9, 2018.