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I struggled with cropping this photo of a Thread-legged bug. It is impossible to get a photo that highlights those gloriously long antennae AND get in close to see the details of the the body and face.

Unfortunately, Ig does not yet let you upload multiple photos of different shapes. It is square only. This photo would not work as a square.

This assassin bug belongs to the subfamily Emesinae. Unlike most assassin bugs the Thread-legged bugs walk on four of six legs. The front two legs are used for grabbing prey.

•Look for my photos Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 11:00am pacific time. •
•If you would like for me to see a particular comment or photo make sure you add "#karlathompson" - just adding "@karlathompson" may not be enough. My notification feed turns over rather quickly.

As always, if you are curious about the gear I use or my camera settings, feel free to follow the link in my bio and check out this post on my website!

Also, if you or anyone you know appreciates the important role of arthropods and would like to get involved on a deeper level and support my photography and conservation efforts, please visit Patreon.com/KarlaThompson
Thanks so much guys!

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Thread-legged Assassin Bug, Empicoris sp. (Reduviidae: Emesinae).
The thread-legged bugs differ from most other assassin bugs in having a long narrow body and raptorial forelegs. They are mostly tiny, stealth hunters which use their exceptionally long antennae to locate prey in the dark.
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#empicormis #reduviidae #assassinbug #hemiptera #threadleggedbug #emesinae
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I spotted this guy when I stepped outside. He is so feather light! He jumped from my hand and I didn't know where he was until I felt the slightest tickle on my face! I wish I could have gotten a picture of that! #arthropods #arthropodanonymous #arthropoda #arthropodsofinstagram #arthropod_perfection #arthropods_anonymous #emesinae #threadleggedbugs #threadleggedbug

Just your friendly neighborhood assassin waving 'hello'. I find these diminutive thread-legged assassins fascinating. They are so delicate looking, except for those spiky front legs. Those are fierce!
Canon T6i, EF 100mm f2.8L IS USM, & Kenko ext. 36mm. .
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Thread Legged Assasin bug! (soo look like stick insects) #emesinae

This is my Summer Solstice Blessing! An Emesinae on Horizon View Trail!
SO MUCH FUN!
#Emesinae #threadleggedbug #threadleggedassassinbug #reduviidae #assassinbugfamily #raptoriallegs #hiking

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Thread-legged Assassin Bug, Empicoris sp. (Reduviidae: Emesinae).
The thread-legged bugs differ from most other assassin bugs in having a long narrow body and raptorial forelegs. They are mostly tiny, stealth hunters which use their exceptionally long antennae to locate prey in the dark.
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#empicormis #reduviidae #assassinbug #hemiptera #threadleggedbug #emesinae
#entomology #australianinsects #bug #australianwildlife #insects_of_our_world #kings_insects #arthropod_perfection #macro_mood #macroclique #macro_freaks ##macro_vision #macro_captures #macro_spotlight #macro_highlight #excellent_macros #macro_brilliance #insectguru #macroworld_tr #northernrivers #byronhinterland #bigscrub

This is my Summer Solstice Blessing! An Emesinae on Horizon View Trail!
SO MUCH FUN!
#Emesinae #threadleggedbug #threadleggedassassinbug #reduviidae #assassinbugfamily #raptoriallegs #hiking

I struggled with cropping this photo of a Thread-legged bug. It is impossible to get a photo that highlights those gloriously long antennae AND get in close to see the details of the the body and face.

Unfortunately, Ig does not yet let you upload multiple photos of different shapes. It is square only. This photo would not work as a square.

This assassin bug belongs to the subfamily Emesinae. Unlike most assassin bugs the Thread-legged bugs walk on four of six legs. The front two legs are used for grabbing prey.

•Look for my photos Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 11:00am pacific time. •
•If you would like for me to see a particular comment or photo make sure you add "#karlathompson" - just adding "@karlathompson" may not be enough. My notification feed turns over rather quickly.

As always, if you are curious about the gear I use or my camera settings, feel free to follow the link in my bio and check out this post on my website!

Also, if you or anyone you know appreciates the important role of arthropods and would like to get involved on a deeper level and support my photography and conservation efforts, please visit Patreon.com/KarlaThompson
Thanks so much guys!

#macro #arthropod #insect #insects #bug #reduviidae #emesinae #assassinbug #nature #Nikon #costarica #osa #osapeninsula #banzoos #savethebees #savethepollinators #protectpollinators #protecttheplanet #banherbicides #banpesticides #ArthropodAdvocacy #conservation #yearofthearthropod

Just your friendly neighborhood assassin waving 'hello'. I find these diminutive thread-legged assassins fascinating. They are so delicate looking, except for those spiky front legs. Those are fierce!
Canon T6i, EF 100mm f2.8L IS USM, & Kenko ext. 36mm. .
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#threadleggedassassin #rediviidae #emesinae #macro #flowersandmacro #kings_insects #macro_holic #pocket_macro #pocket_insects #insects_of_our_world #macroclique #macro_vision #na_natures_art #9vaga_macro9 #igbest_macros #macro_highlight #top_macro #tv_closeup #fotofanatics_macro_ #naturefl #fwc #cleargram #igers_tampa #igersstpete #teamcanon

One of my all time favourites. Members of the sub family Emesinae, also known as thread legged assassin bugs, are spider hunters. With their raptorial front legs and cryptic movements and strategies it's hard for spiders to escape these assassins. With sensitive hairs covering their entire bodies they sense the tiniest of vibrations, beating the spiders at their own game! This one was raiding the webs of some Pholcids (daddy long legs). With it's allies in close by webs of other daddies. This one's likely to be Stenolemus sp, Reduviidae. There's something sticking onto one of it's legs. A mite maybe?
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Thread Legged Assasin bug! (soo look like stick insects) #emesinae

Something/Someone different. When I go out for a hike, it has become my habit to search for thread-legged assassins (my outdoor version of a 'Where's Waldo'. I know they are there, but can I find them?). I am always delighted to spot them, as I was with this fellow. However, as I looked more closely, I realized he was different; not only for his obvious yoga skills, but he is handsomely striped. All of the other thread-legged assassins I have found have been solid reddish brown. So, for all my entomology friends and enthusiasts, is this a different species than my usual solidly colored thread-legged assassin, or a morph of some sort, or . . .? I have been unable to find any information about a striped version.
Canon T6i, EF 100mm f2.8L IS USM, & Kenko ext. 36mm.
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I spotted this guy when I stepped outside. He is so feather light! He jumped from my hand and I didn't know where he was until I felt the slightest tickle on my face! I wish I could have gotten a picture of that! #arthropods #arthropodanonymous #arthropoda #arthropodsofinstagram #arthropod_perfection #arthropods_anonymous #emesinae #threadleggedbugs #threadleggedbug

New Species Tuesday! What do you see here? When I first passed it, I only saw Spanish Moss. Then @karlathompson pointed out the insect hanging in the moss. I thought what a beautiful walking stick! We eventually found two of these beauties swinging in the wind from two different trees. Last week, Karla posted an image of one of these fellows (if you don't already follow her, check out her amazing feed) and had identified it as a walking stick mimic. It is actually an Assassin bug! I feel kinda guilty posting this guy, as I neither found, nor identified him. But, I did take the photo. And, he is too cool and handsome to not share with you. Thank you, Karla!!! .
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This is a thread-legged assassin bug (Emesinae). They use their two back pairs of legs for walking. Their front legs are used to grab prey, similar to the way a praying mantis hunts. This habit of walking on only the back two pairs of legs is one of the ways to distinguish these guys from the vegetarian walking sticks. Believe it or not, these skinny fellows have wings and fly. So, the next time you see a tiny twig flying through the air, it might be a thread-legged assassin. Don't worry, as long as you're not an insect or spider, you should be safe.
Canon T6i & EF 100mm f2.8L IS USM. .
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It's an EMESINAE!!! Not a walking stick! It's a what? That's what I said! It IS an EMESINAE! Also known as the Thread-legged bug. Still an Arthropod, but in the subfamily of the Reduviidae i.e. Assassin bugs. They walk on their mid and hind legs. The front ones are raptorial. Hard to tell how small and thin this one is. Thank you @dougeeehoo #walkingstick #walkingsticks #walkingstickbug #walkingstickbugs #walkingstickinsect #walkingsticksarecool #clubporchlight #emesinae #reduviidae #assasinbugs

Very Very Small walking Stick. ⚜See Correction⚜I'm lucky I was able to get footage of this guy because they move so fast.............Totally kidding!!! The only hard part about this was trying to get out of that Mantids ways that was above us and kept flying at my face!
⚜It's an EMESINAE!!! Not a walking stick! It's a what? That's what I said! It IS an EMESINAE! Also known as the Thread-legged bug. Still an Arthropod, but in the subfamily of the Reduviidae i.e. Assassin bugs. They walk on their mid and hind legs. The front ones are raptorial. Hard to tell how small and thin this one is. Thank you @dougeeehoo
#walkingstick #walkingsticks #walkingstickbug #walkingstickbugs #walkingstickinsect #walkingsticksarecool #clubporchlight #emesinae #reduviidae #assasinbugs

Assassin on the loose. Thread legged assassin bug raiding spider webs on my balcony.
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