The insect is also known as the red-eyed assassin bug.
If the spider approaches too fast, the risk to the assassin bug is much higher.
The assassin bugs, distributed throughout Australia, are often found on tree trunks, in both suburban and bush areas.
However, spiders can be a formidable opponent for the assassin bug if they move quickly across the web to the potential predator.
One difference between the two relationships, however, is that the assassin bugs do not take any food source from the plant like the ants do.
The assassin bug also cohabitates the plant peacefully with the ants.
Bites from South American assassin bugs allow the disease to spread.
Thoughts of assassin bugs and malaria mosquitoes came to her unbidden.
Hence the genus is also known as assassin bugs.
The child was half buried in assassin bugs.