Thursday, January 9, 2014

Random picture - Assassin bug

Partial picture of an assassin bug, go to the source for the full picture and many others... From the article:

"... Assassin bugs (Acanthaspis sp.) decorate themselves with the corpses of their consumed prey. There are several reasons for this behavior, none of which really measure up to the totality of this monstrosity. First, the corpses form a protective "meat shield." Second, the corpses provide olfactory camouflage..."

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