Thread-Legged Bugs

Subject:  Never thought I’d see a predatory stick bug…
Geographic location of the bug:  Bergen, New York
Date: 08/07/2021
Time: 02:12 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Saw these guys on my tent. One actively eating a bug and the other just hanging out.
They are just short of two inches look.
How you want your letter signed:  KT

Thread-Legged Bug with Prey

Dear KT,
These are Thread-Legged Bugs in the subfamily Emesinae, a subgroup of the predatory Assassin Bugs.  You can read more about Thread-Legged Bugs on BugGuide where it states:  “Unlike walking-sticks and some dipterans they mimic, the Emesinae walk on the rear four legs — the front legs are modified for grasping prey.”

Thread-Legged Bug

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