This morning I was sitting at my laptop when I noticed something move on the wall out of the corner of my eye. It was a unique looking reddish-orange bug with a black head and a black patch near it’s end and a long snout. I watched it crawl down the wall about a foot where it stopped to observe some Ants scouting about. About 10 seconds later it pounced the ant! Predator, how cool is that!
So after a bit of research with Google I found it. It’s actually called an Assassin bug. Latin: reduviidae vespers purpupeus. Seems legit to me. One guy commented on a site about how he leave’s them alone cause it reduces ants. Fair enough, I will let these guys live too.
I also found that in 1988 the Philippines postal service featured these guys on a one peso stamp. I guess they were well liked back then also. Go get ’em killer.
The Camera used is a Canon EOS 1200D with a Sigma lens 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro with hood, no filters, macro on, and manual focus.
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