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Assassin bugs are powerful and stealth creatures that use their forelegs (jack-knife) to catch their prey and their beak or rostrum to penetrate and siphon the tissue of their victims. Their front legs have these sticky pads which, upon closer inspection, are composed of thousands of small hairs. The hairs are the ones that make the pads sticky and helps prevent the victim from escaping.

These creatures are meat-eaters (carnivorous). Assassin bugs feed using external digestion. They will pierce their powerful beak into their prey, injecting a very toxic substance which will liquefy and affect the prey's tissues and muscles.

Compared to other insects that use external digestion, assassin bugs possess only a single, large tube for both toxic fluid injection and suction. Other insects have separate tubes for each function. The large tube that assassin bugs own makes it possible for them to inject large amounts of toxic fluid to a prey which are larger than them. This helps them in quickly overcoming the larger prey.

Hunting techniques for assassin bugs varies. Some might hunt actively while other assassin bugs prefer to wait patiently for their prey to get close enough for them to grab. Assassin bugs can kill cockroaches in only three or four seconds. Larger preys like caterpillars (which outweigh them more than 400 times) usually dies in about ten seconds. A larger prey means a meal that could last several days for the assassin bug.

 
 
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