This hairy little Assassin Bug stood out among these white
flowers on the west side of Antelope Island. He hated
being photographed and made every attempt to elude my camera.
© Carol Davis, 6-22-2008
Assassin Bug waiting for prey on the top of a bush on Antelope
Island. Just happened to spot this one from my car while browsing
sides of the
road for small butterflies. These bugs will eat anything they can
and on Antelope Island there are lots of available
snacks. They have a painful
bite so they should not be handled. © Carol Davis, 8-26-07
The black arrow shows the sucking mouth part that
loops back down towards the body. These Assassins
could have been the stars of 1950's monster movies.
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