The way an assassin bug feeds is the stuff of B-grade science fiction. Using its trademark strong proboscis – otherwise known as a rostrum – the bug impales its prey and then injects venom-laced saliva. This serves two gruesome purposes: first, it paralyses the victim, and then it liquefies its internal organs, allowing the assassin bug to suck it all out.
Like a real-life version of the Predator—that’s barely a half-inch in size—the aptly named assassin bug wears the bodies of its victims like trophy armor after liquefying and consuming their innards.
Dragonflies can eat over a hundred mosquitoes every day. =>
These fun little critters lay their eggs in a colony of ants. The baby wasps feed on the ants’ young until ready to emerge, find a hot wasp to mate with, and start the cycle all over again.