Tuesday, November 07, 2006
The Assassin's cousin
Another bug, spotted today at TAFE on a corn leaf. Not as pretty as the assassin bug, but it looks seriously mean. As I got in close and personal to take photos, it looked like it wanted to take a piece of me.
(I've edited this post because I'd wrongly identified this as another Assassin Bug. Insect Mark saw the photo and put me right: it's actually a Crusader Bug, family Coreidae.)
Assassins and crusaders! The bug world is nothing if not full of drama.
Posted by Margaret at 6:09 pm
Labels: Crusader Bug, TAFE
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Nice blog site, Margaret.
I like insect photos too. I especially like finding flower spiders hiding inside native flowers, like tiny Ground Orchids.
I hope to post some soon, on a photosharing website (Bubbleshare) soon. Come back again, and have another look in about a week or so.
I have a lot of Peony photos to display first. The photos will be on a separate site, but there will be a link on my blog.
Much as I love Northern California's flora, I am more and more jealous of Oz's splendor! Our poppies' orange will seem a little less brilliant when next I see them bloom.
Though I have gorgeous oaks, willows, and cherry trees all around my apartment complex, one tree right across my patio in fact, so I'll live. :)
Incidentally, I cannot say how much I love both the look and the idea of an assassin bug.
A Crusader Bug, eh? Well, I suppose that's all right, as long as there's a Saladin Bug to show it what's what!
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