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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · A Masked hunter that wants it all!


I think it's a masked hunter (Reduvius personatus?) but this is my first time seeing one with not just dirt/debris on its body. Many of them too on a tree trunk but this one takes the cake - moss, ant carcasses, dirt/debris, you name it - this masked hunter(?) has it all . Oh, I forget to mention the roach ootheca! Reminds me of Acanthaspis petax with just ant carcasses but no dirt/debris on the abdomen. But this could be an Acanthaspis too? Not sure. Anyone can shed light on this?

Dirt/debris, ant carcasses, moss, and an empty roach ootheca...

IMG_3319 stk copy by Kurt / Hock Ping GUEK (orionmystery.blogspot.com), on Flickr

You can see the ootheca better here

IMG_3315 copy by Kurt / Hock Ping GUEK (orionmystery.blogspot.com), on Flickr

Just dirt/debris and ant carcasses. An earwig tails too?

IMG_3589 copy by Kurt / Hock Ping GUEK (orionmystery.blogspot.com), on Flickr

Previous masked hunter I have found has only dirt/debris, no ant carcasses

IMG_3731 copy by Kurt / Hock Ping GUEK (orionmystery.blogspot.com), on Flickr

Previous Acanthaspis petax I have found: only ant carcasses. This one has an ant prey too!

IMG_9235 copy by Kurt / Hock Ping GUEK (orionmystery.blogspot.com), on Flickr



Dec 01, 2012 at 12:31 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · A Masked hunter that wants it all!


Quite amazing, #1 is very interesting.
Kees



Dec 01, 2012 at 02:55 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · A Masked hunter that wants it all!


wow. what an interesting creature these are.


Dec 01, 2012 at 02:55 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · A Masked hunter that wants it all!


superb,incredible behavior


Dec 01, 2012 at 04:40 PM
 

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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · A Masked hunter that wants it all!


Wow, thats like a bug Gilley suit...very cool


Dec 02, 2012 at 12:40 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · A Masked hunter that wants it all!


Amazing how it can combine being the world's ugliest bug with being one of the more interesting creatures!

Great photographic series, and especially interesting too.



Dec 04, 2012 at 02:13 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · A Masked hunter that wants it all!


Awesome behavioral set!


Dec 04, 2012 at 06:24 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · A Masked hunter that wants it all!


interesting set Kurt.. nicely done


Dec 05, 2012 at 09:56 AM





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