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Recently-molted-looking assassin bug - Zelus longipes

Recently-molted-looking assassin bug - Zelus longipes
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
February 20, 2009
Size: ~8 mm
I see a great many individuals of Zelus sp. that have black markings. Is this one just freshly emerged and will develop black markings later, or is it a different species? Thanks in advance.

Recently molted:-)
I suspect this specimen just molted. It is without a doubt Zelus longipes, the "milkweed assassin." Nice shot.

 
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