Thursday, March 17, 2011

Stick Assassin

I was looking through a couple of old photos when I noticed a tiny strand of hair moving on its own, across my table. Upon a closer look, I realized it was actually a combination of two living creatures, a Stick Insect and an Assassin Bug!

The thin, slender and narrow legs and body makes it somehow a 'stick insect'. But then, take a look at its mouth parts. A long, thin sucker protrudes from its mouth. That made me realize it was indeed an Assassin Bug. So I called it a Stick Assassin.


Bianchii said...

I started to write blog in English.
I will write about everything, will be a lot of pictures, reviews of books, films, songs etc.
So it would be nice if you visit my blog sometimes :)
(Sorry for mistakes, I'm still learning English)
(you can follow me)

Shawn said...

Hello Bianchii,

Yes, would love to visit your blog anytime. :-)

Anonymous said...

I came across this picture when I was searching google images because I have to do an invertebrate collection for university and I found an insect just like this. Part of the collection involves me classifying the specimen.....
I thought I would let you know that the 'Stick Assassin' is in fact a Water Stick insect of the insect order Hemiptera.
The long part extending out the back of it is a breathing pipe! I found that so interesting!
Anyway just thought I'd give you the info that I found out because when I found my water stick insect all I could keep asking myself is WTF is it?!?!

Shawn said...

Thanks for the info!

Wong Chun Xing said...

Thread-legged assassin bug.


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