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Thread-Legged Bug, Emesaya brevipennis - Emesaya brevipennis

Thread-Legged Bug, Emesaya brevipennis - Emesaya brevipennis
Brookfield, Trumbull County, Ohio, USA
September 7, 2006
Size: 35mm
I came across this for the first time, and thought it to be a walking stick, but upon further review, I think it is Emesaya brevipennis. Can anyone confirm?

I watched it slowly move towards the web of an Orb weaver, and it appeared to be tearing it apart, then it became stuck (pic2). After a while, the orb weaver appeared, but never approached the thread legged bug. Finally, after some exhausting work, the thread legged bug freed itself, and carried around some remnants of the web (pic3).

Neat looking assasin bug. You can see a bit of his proboscis in pic 3. Pretty rare here on BugGuide, apparently.

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Moved
Moved from True Bugs.

Guide?
Where do I put this in the guide? I can't find a similar species page.

Very cool!
Amazing that a creature can be supported on such long thin legs. Thanks for sharing!

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