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Young Assassin Bug perhaps? - Acanthocephala terminalis

Young Assassin Bug perhaps? - Acanthocephala terminalis
Spring Valley Park, York County, Pennsylvania, USA
July 19, 2004

Moved from not yet identified nymphs.

For the rationale behind this move, see this forum thread.

probably Acantho*cephala terminalis

Moved from Leaffooted Bugs.

Assassin Bug
Nothing to add. Just had to say: awesome shot. Dave P.

Definitely the nymph of a leaf-footed bug in the family Coreidae. It is already "decorated" with at least four eggs from a tachinid fly! Maybe it will molt again before the eggs hatch and the larvae bore into its body.

Hopefully that will happen! I wish the bug good luck before the evil tachinid larvae hatch and.....well you know what's next.

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