Nature raw in tooth and claw.

Posted by Bron (Canberra, Australia) on 3 June 2012 in Animal & Insect.

Well really mouth I suppose. This truebug has just captured its prey - a sawfly larva - with its lethal weapon.
The insects that experts call bugs have many different body shapes, sizes and colours. However, the one thing they all have in common is a long slender beak shaped mouth part that looks like a straw. They use this beak to poke through plants and occasionally animal skin and suck out sap or blood.


Canon EOS 7D
1/250 second
ISO 100
100 mm

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