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Friday, August 31, 2012

Assassin in the garden

An assassin bug climbs from a dahlia bloom to a leaf at a park near Roseburg, Ore., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012.  The predatory assassin bug uses its long beak-like rostrum to inject lethal saliva into it's prey. A related species of insect, known as "kissing bugs", are responsible for spreading Chagas disease found in Mexico, Central America and South America.

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