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Australian Assassin bug The formidable spiky mouth part (rostrum) with which it impales prey, can clearly be seen. <br />
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Known commonly as Bee-killers. <br />
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25 mm in length<br />
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25 mm in length<br />
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Australian Assassin bug

The formidable spiky mouth part (rostrum) with which it impales prey, can clearly be seen.

Known commonly as Bee-killers.

25 mm in length

Australian Assassin bug Known commonly as Bee-killer assassin bug as they seem to favour hunting of honey bees. <br />
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25 mm in length<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/68354/australian_assassin_bug.html<br />
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Pristhesancus plagipennis nymph 5th Instar nymph, 7 mm length. <br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85319/bee-killer_assassin_bug.html<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/68354/australian_assassin_bug.html<br />
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  1. Nice! Posted 4 years ago
  2. Super cool! You never disappoint, Ruth <3 Posted 4 years ago

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Pristhesancus plagipennis is an assassin bug found in Australia.

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Oct 27, 2018. Captured Oct 25, 2018 10:53 in 21 Myamblah Cres, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 49mm