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.

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