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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Fishing for Prey 21
abdomen adults animal antennae ants approach Assassin bug nymphs baby bacteria BAIT beak become BEES break bug sucks bug wait bug's bugs live BUTTERFLIES called camouflaged canal changes chemicals colored cracks cutting dangerous dead dust EATING exoskeleton hardens Farmers feed female flower forests front wings FUN FACTS give glands Greek word ground grows guard hairs HARMFUL hatch hour human hunt incomplete metamorphosis insect hunters insect's body inside juices kill kind of assassin kissing bug labium laid lay her eggs leaves LEGS liquid living things Long look for assassin MALE mating molted MOUTH mouthparts order Hemiptera PADS parasites plant poison predators prey proboscis produce protect relative reproductive organs saliva scare shell smell sometimes species live sticky sting stinkbugs strong stylets suck the blood surface surroundings sweet-smelling tasty TERMITE thin TINY tongue turned undergo UNUSUAL usually watch white spot yellow YOUNG