Deadly Green (Assassin bug with prey)

assassin bug with wasp prey

Assassin bug with wasp prey.

The green assassin bug blends in remarkably well with the leaves I found it nestled in. No doubt that helped it capture its wasp meal. It was hard to get a nice low angle without the leaf obstructing the bug; I managed to get predator and prey in focus though, so I was happy with that.

By the way, likely ID on this one is Zelus luridus, which according to BugGuide.net is the most common Zelus sp. in the eastern U.S.

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