Tiny Thread-legged Assassin Bug
Wattle Tick Scale
Tiny Thread-legged Assassin Bug (Empicoris sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: True Bugs (Hemiptera)
Family: Thread-legged Assassin Bug (Cimicomorpha, Reduviidae, Emesinae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Tiny Thread-legged Assassin Bug (Empicoris sp)
This Photo:     🔍Legs🔎

Thank you Danilo Lüdke for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~3.5mm long.
Dark, very patterned body with very stipy legs.
Danilo said "Closest to E. scrabraventris"
We photographed 1 in Apr.

Copyright © 2021-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 21-Apr-2021
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.