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Photo#187058
Assassin Bug - Zelus luridus

Assassin Bug - Zelus luridus
rural, Denton County, Texas, USA
August 27, 2007

Moved
Moved from Zelus.

Moved
Moved from True Bugs.

Too long for rice bug
And neck is constricted (typical assassin bug). I think this is Zelus luridus


 
Bless you Hannah!
As usual, the Devil is in the detail. When I called photo#186088 an Assassin Bug, Eric corrected me and said it was a Rice Bug, completely throwing me off....but now I see that Assassins have long necks and Rice Bugs have like no neck. Small, but critical differences. Thank you, thank you.

 
I was thinking of an entirely different rice bug actually
- rice stink bug is shorter but has the same shoulder spines as the assassin bug (see below left). I can see how you might easily get this one mixed up with the other rice bug (below right), though.


 
got lots of rice stink bugs
I net a jillion when I sweep the high grass, but I have never seen the long green rice bug. That's what threw me. Not to say I don't have them, just never noticed one with no neck. Will truly be watching now. If they're here, I will find one! Also, how do I add a picture like you've done in the comment section here? I am not a computer whiz, and I can't seem to figure it out.

 
It's called a thumbnail
it's a link to an image elsewhere in the guide. Read the Help/Markup section for how to do it.

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