Pale Assassin Bug
S2, Male, ventral
Small Thread-legged Assassin Bug
Small Thread-legged Assassin Bug (Armstrongula tillyardi)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: True Bugs (Hemiptera)
Family: Thread-legged Assassin Bug (Cimicomorpha, Reduviidae, Emesinae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Small Thread-legged Assassin Bug (Armstrongula tillyardi)
This Photo:     🔍Dorsal🔎

Thank you Danilo Lüdke for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
1st Atlas record since 1978
1st Live Photo on-line:
~7mm long. Looks similar to Ploiaria sp.
Fairly hairless. White knees, striped legs, patterned wings & body. Notice the significant spines on the front legs
We photographed 1 in Mar.

Copyright © 2021-2023 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.