Large Thread-legged Assassin Bug
S1, Head
Ellura
Large Thread-legged Assassin Bug
S1, Front Legs
 
                      
Large Thread-legged Assassin Bug (Emesinae sp ES01)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: True Bugs (Hemiptera)
Family: Assassin Bug (Cimicomorpha, Reduviidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Large Thread-legged Assassin Bug (Emesinae sp ES01)
This Photo:     🔍S1, Proboscis🔎

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.

Copyright © 2021-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 13-Mar-2021
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.