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|Here a Spined Soldier Bug, Podisus maculiventris, a predatory insect in the family Pentatomidae, is sucking on the abdomen of a living moth, Ectropis crepuscularia, The Small Engrailed, a member of the family Geometridae. The moth eventually died from this unpleasant experience. Note that the moth's abdomen is also host to a small, red parasitic mite, which were the moth to have lived, probably would have just sucked it for some sustenance and not caused its death. Clearly you should learn two important lessons from all this: (1) that life sometimes sucks, and (2) to keep your butt clean!|
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