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Old 22-06-2014, 06:22 PM   #568
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Platymeris is a genus of assassin bug (reduviidae).. Platymeris species are often used in laboratories and as pets. The venom of this genus has been studied in a laboratory setting...Platymeris biguttatus is a venomous predatory true bug of west and southwest African origin ranging in size from 10–40 mm..As a true bug of the order hemiptera, it has needle like mouth parts designed for sucking juices out of plants or other insects instead of chewing. P. biguttatus has sharp stylets in its proboscis or rostrum used to pierce the exoskeleton of its prey.. Saliva is then injected into the prey which liquifies its tissues,and the rostrum is then used to suck out the digested fluids. If disturbed, it is capable of a defensive bite considered to be more painful than a bee sting.. It is also known to spit venom that can cause temporary blindness in humans..P. biguttatus is endemic to tropical Africa; it is found in countries such as Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire, Sudan, Niger in humid tropical forest, particularly hollow tree stumps and decaying logs..The term rostrum (from the Latin rostrum, meaning "beak") is used for a number of unrelated structures in different groups of animals..In crustaceans, the rostrum is the forward extension of the carapace in front of the eyes.. It is generally a rigid structure, but can be connected by a hinged joint, as seen in Leptostraca..The beak or snout of a vertebrate may be referred to as the rostrum, ESPecially Dolphins or Sawfish..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platymeris
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