Deep Dish Assassin
Fancy winged abdomen and fancy back nipples. Woodgate, Qld.
Assassin Bug Portrait
Just me and my back nipples. Stop staring! Woodgate, Qld.
Adult male Riptortus serripes on seed pods. Woodgate, Qld.
A pod-sucking bug in the Alydidae family. This is a later instar on the seed pods they feed on. Woodgate, Qld.
Recently hatched ant-mimic bug in the Alydidae family, most likely Riptortus serripes. Woodgate, Qld.
Muscular bug on a yellow flower. Found at the beach, unable to fly, I carried her home and put her on a paper daisy. She had a good poke at me while we walked! Woodgate, Qld.
The mantis like front legs of an assassin bug. Woodgate, Qld.
Thread-legged Mantis Bug
Four skinny, long legs and two mantis-shaped make for an interesting looking bug. Woodgate, Qld.
Mitey Small Bitey
This is a very small Big-eyed Bug nymph feasting on a microscopic mite. Woodgate, Qld.
Baby Bug With Green
Bug nymph with metallic green spots on an Hibiscus leaf. Kyogle, NSW.
Assassin bug feasts on a stingless bee (Tetragonula sp.). The bee clings to the bug's leg with her mandibles, even after death. Tarragindi, Qld.
Assassin Bug & Prey
A head is all that's left from this bugs last meal. A stingless bee died while clinging to a leg with her mandibles. Tarragindi, Qld.
Bee For Lunch
Assassin bugs lurk near the entrance of a stingless bee hive waiting for prey. Tarragindi, Qld.
These bugs were found with their rear legs extended, perhaps in a defensive mode. Mitchell, Qld.