Rhynocoris erythropus   (Linnaeus, 1767)
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Arthropoda / Insecta / Heteroptera / Reduviidae
Assasin bug,     Seffud tal-assalt
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This amazing true bug is a vroacious hunter. It lies in wait for its prey to near the flower near which it's hiding. Then quickly it pierces it prey and sucks the fluid out of the insect. Amongst the favourite insects are the honey bees which are often captured when pollinating the plants.

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