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Thread-legged bug relaxing on my ottoman I had a hard time getting a sharp photo, but at least the face is in focus. Emesaya brevipennis,Geotagged,Summer,United States Click/tap to enlarge

Thread-legged bug relaxing on my ottoman

I had a hard time getting a sharp photo, but at least the face is in focus.

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''Emesaya brevipennis'' is a New World species of assassin bug in the subfamily Emesinae. There are three subspecies, all of which occur in North America north of Mexico.

The subspecies ''Emesaya b. brevipennis'' is the most widely distributed and is reported to be bivoltine in Southern Illinois. This subspecies has 5 instars.

''E. brevipennis'' has been reported to rob spiders of their prey and to prey upon spiders. The species also will prey upon conspecifics, both in the.. more

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by FrannySopranny
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Uploaded Sep 28, 2019. Captured Sep 16, 2019 19:26 in 121 Stecker Mill Rd, Danville, PA 17821, USA.
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6
  • f/11.0
  • 1/128s
  • ISO100
  • 35mm