Wednesday, 30 September 2009
Meet an Emesine
Emesines are members of the Assassin Bug family, Reduviidae. They are often very elongate and stick-like. They are characterised by having raptorial forelegs- like those of a mantis. This species shows up at the light sheet on rare occasions and picks off moths and other small insects. It is a rather small insect as you can judge by the weave of the sheet.