assassin bug

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Synonyms for assassin bug

a true bug: long-legged predacious bug living mostly on other insects

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Molecular phylogeny of the assassin bugs (Hemiptera: Reduviidae), based on mitochondrial and nuclear ribosomal genes.
Among material collected in Tanzania, a series of a physoderine assassin bug representing a previously unknown genus and species were found and the bug is described in the present paper.
Araneophagic assassin bugs choose routes that minimize risk of detection by web-building spiders.
The other involved "stalking" spiders, where the assassin bug slowly approaches the unsuspecting victim until within striking range.
Other displays are home to scorpions, golden web spinning spiders, assassin bugs and a whole host of other venomous creatures.
Joining the reintroduced original invertebrates--the tailless whip scorpions, wolf spiders, crickets, crabs, birds, and boa--will be cockroaches, scavenger and ground beetles, and assassin bugs.
Biological control has asserted itself as beneficial insects such as praying mantids, assassin bugs, green lacewings, lady beetles, ground beetles, and hover flies rule supreme.
Goldenrod, which I had always considered a weed, attracts soldier bugs and assassin bugs.
Residents include Amazonian leaf-cutting ants, praying mantis, giant millipedes, and deadly assassin bugs.
Like fish, male assassin bugs keep soliciting eggs during the early days of guarding a clutch.
It includes bed bugs, assassin bugs, damsel bugs, and lace bugs.
They include spined soldier bugs, lady beetles, dragonflies and assassin bugs.
Most of the insects associated with sunflowers are beneficial, ranging from those that pollinate crops to predators such as bees, wasps, and assassin bugs that may help control insect pests.
The assassin bugs suck the juice of other insects with their long beaks.