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All my 'sins, come to haunt me

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All my 'sins, come to haunt me

 

i recently caught two Apiomerus sp. Bee assassins.  I have killed a couple before, but these two are doing much better. I am hoping to get eggs out of at least one, but do not know how to sex them, yet =P

 

 

 

 

So far i have found that my adult Apiomerus will take dead bees and live flies and small beetles.  I wish they would take dead crickets, though.

 

Both my sins poked a hole in a lady bug larva, but neither wanted to eat it.

 

 

 

My assassin album on photobucket : http://s21.photobucket.com/albums/b287/cacoseraph/insect/bug/assassin/

 

tasting the ladybug larva

AssassinVsLadybugLarva01.jpg

 

AssassinVsLadybugLarva02.jpg

 

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http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b287/cacoseraph/insect/bug/assassin/AssassinVsLadybugLarva03b.jpg

 

 

 

 

sin eating an already dead bee

BeeAssassinAtWork01a.jpg

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b287/cacoseraph/insect/bug/assassin/BeeAssassinAtWork01b.jpg

 

BeeAssassinAtWork02a.jpg

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b287/cacoseraph/insect/bug/assassin/BeeAssassinAtWork02b.jpg

 

BeeAssassinAtWork03.jpg

 

 

 

 

eating a beetle it killed for itself

SinEatsBeetle01a.jpg

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b287/cacoseraph/insect/bug/assassin/SinEatsBeetle01b.jpg

 

SinEatsBeetle02a.jpg

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b287/cacoseraph/insect/bug/assassin/SinEatsBeetle02b.jpg

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i recently got some Reduvius personatus nymphs and they are doing pretty good.  the largest nymph molted for me and now appears to be one instar shy of maturity.  Rpers are known as masked hunters becaue the nymphs are covered with setae and secrete a sticky solution that allows them to adhere all manner of little bits to themselves

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masked_hunter

 

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hi-res http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b287/cacoseraph/hunt/insect/assassin/Reduvius/personatus/DSCN3716b.jpg

 

 

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hi-res http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b287/cacoseraph/hunt/insect/assassin/Reduvius/personatus/DSCN3727b.jpg

 

you can see their camo trick in action, here

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hi-res http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b287/cacoseraph/hunt/insect/assassin/Reduvius/personatus/DSCN3744b.jpg

 

 

this is the near adult

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hi-res http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b287/cacoseraph/hunt/insect/assassin/Reduvius/personatus/DSCN3750b.jpg

 

 

this nymph is eating a bean beetle

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hi-res http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b287/cacoseraph/hunt/insect/assassin/Reduvius/personatus/DSCN3767b.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

i also saw a cool looking Zelus sp. nymph in a park

click on the pics to see a larger version

 

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