ASSASSIN BUGS, Zelus spp. and others
Description Picture Prey attacked
  • similar in appearance to leaffooted bugs
  • often brightly colored
  • sucking mouthparts

  • Photo credit: W. L. Sterling, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University
    feed on:
  • body fluids (extracted by sucking mouthparts)
  • caterpillars
  • and other insects