The Assassin Bug

Assassin Bug

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.

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Tarantula Hawk Wasp

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Often times we spend so much time and energy avoiding these winged creatures and their stingers that we are not able to see their intricate design and beauty. This amazing little wasp can take down a tarantula with the second most painful sting of any insect (the bullet ant being the most painful). They tend to be non aggressive toward humans unless provoked. = >