Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2. Here's how to add your images.

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama


TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#113978
Top Side of Assassin Bug Nymph Abdomen - Zelus renardii

Top Side of Assassin Bug Nymph Abdomen - Zelus renardii
Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
May 16, 2007
Size: 2mm
It's a little blurry, but it might help in its ID.

Images of this individual: tag all
Assassin Bug Nymph - Zelus renardii Top Side of Assassin Bug Nymph Abdomen - Zelus renardii

I never
realized that his hind end mimics a front end (of a caterpillar) until I saw your photo. A common trick to divert attention of predators from vital parts. But would this one survive an attack on his behind? Maybe it's to keep his prey confused rather than an attacker.

Moved
Moved from nymphs.

Moved
Moved from Pselliopus.

Moved
Moved from True Bugs.

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.