For the identification of insects and other fauna and flora of South Africa.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Termite Assassin (Platychiria umbrosa)

Family Reduviidae
20mm In body length.

Found in the northern and eastern regions as far down as the eastern Cape.
They are nocturnal and attracted to lights.

Although they d not bite, they emit a fluid when handled.

1 comment:

Gaelyn said...

That is majorly wild looking.