All over the world, assassin bugs lurk in fields and forests, waiting for their next meal to walk by. These fierce insects can be brightly colored, and their forelegs are often spined or covered with sticky pads for grasping their prey. Young readers will devour this unusual book, as full-spread photographs and accessible text follow the assassin bug as its hunts.
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abdomen adults animal antennae ants APPEARANCES approach Assassin bug nymphs baby bacteria beak become BEES BEGIN break bug sucks bug wait bug's bugs live BUTTERFLIES called camouflaged canal changes chemicals collect colored comes cutting dangerous dead dust EATING exoskeleton hardens feed female fields flower forests front wings FUN FACTS give glands Greek word ground grows guard hairs HARMFUL hatch hour hunt incomplete metamorphosis insect's body inside juices kill kind of assassin kissing bug labium laid LARGE lay her eggs leaves LEGS liquid living things Long look for assassin MALE mating molted Nature order Hemiptera organs PADS parasites plant poison predators prey proboscis produce protect relative saliva scare shell smell sometimes species sticky sting stinkbugs strong stylets suck the blood sweet-smelling tasty TERMITE thin TINY tongue turned UNUSUAL usually watch white spot yellow YOUNG