It may not look like much, but the assassin bug is one of the most fearsome and accomplished of predators in the animal kingdom. The assassin bug attacks its prey by ambushing them on the go, latching on with specially modified legs, and stabbing them with their wickedly curved proboscis. They then inject their prey with a lethal saliva containing enzymes that liquefy living tissue, effectively killing and digesting their food items all at once. The potency of the assassin bug's saliva is such that they are typically capable of bringing down prey much larger and stronger than themselves.
Reduviidae, Cosmolestes sp. cf. picticeps.