New Insect?

wierd insects of kilome in eastern kenya

wierd insects of kilome in eastern kenya

Wierd insect spotted in Kilome. A new insect? If you can ID it please put up your post
Stands like an Ant, has Fore arms like a Praying Mantis and feeds on other insects. But unlike the praying mantis that actually eats its prey this has a sucker and behaves more like a spider sucking the juicy life out of it’s prey
* Has now been ID as ‘The Thread-legged Bug’ belonging to a much larger group of bugs called
the assassin bugs (Family
Reduviidae). Who though widespread little is known but are known to have the potential to be Natural BioInsect controls.

Read further an interesting explanation

on why they are referred to as ‘assassin bugs’

http://arthropoda.wordpress.com/2010/02/16/the-kiss-of-death-deceptive-predatory-tactics-of-assassin-bugs/#comment-51038
wierd insect

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