Small Thread-legged Assassin Bug
Large Thread-legged Assassin Bug
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||True Bugs (Hemiptera)|
|Family:||Thread-legged Assassin Bug (Cimicomorpha, Reduviidae, Emesinae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Large Thread-legged Assassin Bug (Emesinae sp)|
|This Photo:||🔍S1, dorsal🔎|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~16 to ~18mm long. Legs & antennae span a huge 70mm!
Fairly hairless. White knees, plain body, wings & legs.
We'd never seen a thread-legged assassin bug before and suddenly 3 came to the night light. There were 2 species, this one and a smaller one.
We photographed 2 in Mar.