Sighting

Karen Retra 12 Oct 2018

Feather-legged bug

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Sighted 11 Oct 2018
Mount Bruno VIC 3675, Australia

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Identifications

  • Karen Retra 12 October 2018
    Ptilocnemus
    (genus)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Ptilocnemus
    Karen Retra says

    Observation and photos by Will Ford. Much appreciated help from Manu Saunders to ID this hairy assassin bug. Possibly P. femoralis.

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Notes

  • Karen Retra 12 October 2018
    Karen Retra says

    With the benefit of ID to genus, Google revealed more intriguing details and amazing ant hunting techniques. The Atlas doesn't have any other records of them in this part of Victoria (nor many records in general).

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