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Minute Pirate Bug - Orius

Minute Pirate Bug - Orius
Kenner, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, USA
December 15, 2008
Size: ~2mm
Doesn't look like an assassin bug but he had what I think was a Rove beetle thrips for lunch. I found several thrips hiding in the same small flower as this guy.

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Minute Pirate Bug - Orius Unknown 01 - Orius

Moved from Minute Pirate Bugs.

Moved from True Bugs.

Lunch looks kinda square-headed
Thrips-like, maybe?

agree with "lunch" id as thrips
You can see the feathery wing tips sticking out.