Ant wolf or Feather-legged Bug Holoptilus
sp., possibly H. nebulosus
Family: Reduviidae Subfamily: Holoptilinae
Holoptilinae comprise ~80 species in 16 extant and fossil genera and 3 tribes (Holoptilini, Dasycnemini, and Aradellini).Distribution
Afrotropical, Oriental, and Australian RegionsIdentification
Holoptilinae are sometimes referred to as feather-legged assassin bugs. They are diagnosed by the absence of the foretibial comb, presence of dense and long setae on the body and legs (Dasycnemini and Holoptilini), the trichome on the abdominal sternum (Holoptilini), and one closed cell (Holoptilini) or 2 longitudinal veins (Dasycnemini) on the forewing membrane. Feather-legged bugs in the tribe Aradellini share the general habitus of other Holoptilinae, but have short instead of long setation on legs and antenna.Natural History
Holoptilini appear to be specialized on ants and attract their prey with a seemingly glandular structure on the abdomen called the trichome.
(Source: Weirauch_etal_2014_Reduviidae: An Illustrated Identification Key to Assassin Bug Subfamilies and Tribes (Hemiptera: Reduviidae)