Nabis capsiformis aka Pale Damsel Bug (?)
Mount Barker – November 24th, 2014 – on garden plants on private property of mixed and native species
Photos: Karin Dawson
This group resemble Assassin Bugs, but are smaller and more slender. They are predators and keep their rostrum, a segmented, proboscis-like mouth with a long tube, under their body, and extend it to spear prey and suck out their innards like a milkshake through a straw – Many species hold their prey like Mantids – This species may be an introduced one.
Please notify me if the ID is inaccurate.