Assassin Bug

posted on 2011.07.30, under Flash, Photos

Assassin Bug

Here is an Assassin Bug using his (or her?) long rostrum to inject a lethal saliva that liquefies the insides of the prey, which are then sucked out.

I got lost driving in the south, I think it was Tennessee, and I stopped and walked into a field with my camera.   I must have shot 20 bugs including this Assassin Bug.   I have some photos with the 5X macro that show the rostrum (poison injecting, blood sucking device) penetrating the victim (coming soon).

A great flash is vital to capturing photos at 5X magnification.



Nick ( August 3, 2011 at 2:20 pm )

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