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Acanthaspis petax ; Ant snatching assassin bug ; Acanthaspis petax is a species of assassin bug that preys on ants and some smaller organism such as beetles and flies. This species uses carcasses of its preferred prey item to disguise itself from predation from spiders in the salticidae family. ; Singapore

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Shooting date : 2018-04-30

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Wild animal / Insect / Hymenoptere / Ant

Wild animal / Insect / Bedbug / Masked hunter / Ant-snatching assassin bug (Acanthaspis sp) / Ant-killing assassin bug (Acanthaspis petax)

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Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Bilateria / Coelomata / Protostomia / Articulata / Arthropoda / Tracheata / Antennata / Hexapoda / Insecta / Hemipteroidea / Heteroptera / Reduviidae / Acanthaspis

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Species / Relation between species / Predation / Predator

Species / Relation between species / Predation / Prey

Behavior / Attack

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Asia / Far East / South East Asia / Indochina / Singapore

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Latin keywords

Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Bilateria / Coelomata / Protostomia / Articulata / Arthropoda / Tracheata / Antennata / Hexapoda / Insecta / Hymenoptera / Aculeata / Vespoidea / Formicidae

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