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This assassin bug was perched on a petal of a wild sunflower, where it was awaiting a prey to come within its reach. When smaller insects are close, it will grab them, inject a paralytic poison and digestive enzymes. It then can suck out the digested meal through its long sucking tube.
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||Oct. 6, 2019, 12:50 p.m.
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