My assassin bug collection. All from Malaysia.
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Found this at night.
Thread legged assassin bug with mantis-like claws. Not sure if it's a Emesaya sp. or Stenolemus sp. or something else?
Another one, not sure if it's similar to the above
A bunch of assassin bugs of different instar stages on a tree trunk
Close up on one of them. No wings yet.
The most mature instar on that tree trunk, with wings.
Acanthaspis sp. assassin bug nymp with ant carcasses on its back, and a prey in its proboscis!
The camouflage is to protect the bug from being preyed on by jumping spiders. Read about it here.
Acanthaspis sp. with ant carcasses on its back
Masked hunter, Reduvius sp.
Masked hunter, Reduvius sp. with more debris/dirt on its back.
I think it's a masked hunter (Reduvius sp.?) but this is my first time seeing one with not just dirt/debris on its body. Many of them too but this one takes the cake - moss, ant carcasses, dirt/debris, you name it - this masked hunter(?) has it all :D. Oh, I forget to mention the roach ootheca! Reminds me of Acanthaspis sp. with just ant carcasses but no dirt/debris on the abdomen.
On the same tree trunk but only dirt/debris and ant carcasses on its back. A cerci of an earwig too i think?
Haematoloecha sp. maybe nigrorufa.
Yellow Reduviid (Cosmolestes picticeps (Stål, 1859) with wasp prey.
A newly molted Cosmolestes picticeps?
A red assassin bug caught in a spider web.
A mating pair of red assassin bug. More bugs porn here.