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Assassin bug with Zebra Longwing caterpillar - Apateticus lineolatus

Assassin bug with Zebra Longwing caterpillar - Apateticus lineolatus
San Antonio, Bamberger Park, Bexar County, Texas, USA
July 22, 2007
I believe this is an assassin bug that's captured a Zebra Longwing (Heliconius charitonius) caterpillar that was feeding on Yellow Passionflower (Passiflora lutea). Any ideas on a genus or species? I see a resemblance to Apiomerus, but that's about as far as I got.

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Assassin bug with Zebra Longwing caterpillar - Apateticus lineolatus Assassin bug with Zebra Longwing caterpillar - Apateticus lineolatus Assassin bug with Zebra Longwing caterpillar - Apateticus lineolatus

Moved
Moved from Podisus.

Apateticus lineolatus (Herrigh-Schaeffer)
Joe Eger det.

Moved
Moved from Stink Bugs.

Moved
Moved from True Bugs.

Predatory stink bug.
This is actually a predatory stink bug, but one I don't recognize. Texas has 'lots' of peculiar fauna....Nice images.

 
must be Podisus
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