Family Reduviidae – Assassin Bugs

10 UK species. Also called ambush bugs or kissing bugs. These are long-legged predators of other insects, waiting undercover to ambush their prey. They dispatch their victims with a sharp proboscis with which they inject toxins into the body turning their innards to a kind of soup before feeding on it. Assasin bugs are considered gardeners friends as they tend to prey on pest species.

Fly Bug Reduvius personatus

A large and impressive black species of true bug.

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