If you were to call this assassin bug, blood thirsty the bug would most likely say, and your point is? Practically from the moment of birth in cave in southern Boulez, the assassin bug has one mission, to suck another creatures blood. Take this newly hatched assassin bug baby called the Nymph, to grow the Nymph must have the blood of a vertebrate. And so the nymphs first act after finding its leg is to go vertebrate hunting. A fish or reptile will do, but the nymph was born near a cave that was home to both a fruit bats and vampire bats.
This sleeping fruit bat will do nicely. The nymph can sense its victims body heat. It punctures the bat’s wing tip with its needle like nose and then fill her up like a gasoline tanker truck filling with fuel, the nymph gorges itself. It’s saliva acts as an anesthetic. The bat feels no pain. In another part of the cave, a vampire bat pup is in trouble. She slid down a cave wall, attracting some adult assassin bugs. The bugs have cornered the pup on a ledge and aim the blood sucking syphons right at her. The pup cant fly yet, but she can use her forearms and legs to escape. The assassin bugs don’t give up, they go after the pup. Maybe they should learn from their own nymphs, getting a meal is so much easier when your prey is a sleep.