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Three Spined Assassin Bug - Atrachelus cinereus

Three Spined Assassin Bug - Atrachelus cinereus
Ware County, Georgia, USA
May 27, 2008
Size: 4-6mm
I couldn't find a match but it appears to be in the G. Sinea. Its the smallest bug i've seen.

Atrachelus cinereus cinereus
Eastern subspecies, complete with long thoracic spines. This individual is an adult male, as evidenced by the thickened third antennomere.

Moved from Atrachelus cinereus.

Moved from Sinea.

Thank you Eric for all your h
Thank you Eric for all your help.

We don't think it's Sinea
they always seem to have those big spiny forearms. But then again we don't know what it is. It seems to have the sticky hairy legs of Zelus, but we didn't find a match to those fascinating antennae anywhere. Sorry!

Thank you for your reply.I'll
Thank you for your reply.I'll search the web again.

I agree it is definitely not Sinea...or Zelus...or Apiomerus...probably something new to Bugguide. I'll try and find this in my "Assassin Bugs of Virginia" when I get home. Great find!

News flash!
I got it! This is a great image of Atrachelus cinereus, one of the smallest of our assassin bugs. Moving to guide page, or creating one. Neat find!

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