THREAD-LEGGED BUGS

THREAD-LEGGED BUGS (Family: Reduviidae, Subfamily: Emesinae) 4 species recorded in Hong Kong.

A wonderful thin creature I originally mistook for a mantis (with its spiky forelegs), but its piercing mouth part gives it away as a true bug. These thread-legged bugs are a subfamily of the Reduviidae. They are conspicuously different from the other reduviids by their very thin and slender body form. These bugs are stalking, predatory insects. SEE THEM Walking on palm fronds, and they can be attracted to prey near lights at night.


This excerpt is taken from THE HONG KONG BOOK OF BUGS...

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