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Colorful insect found in woods
Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 7:55 AM
Hello,
I found this insect in the woods hiding behind a piece of bark. I noticed the red on his leg as he squeezed in to hide. I cannot figure out what kind he is! At first I thought it was a box elder bug, but aside from the giant white spot, his head is a different shape.
He moved very slowly, and did not try to hide again after I had exposed him from the bark.
Bug world enthusiast
John James Audobon National Park, Henderson, KY

Assassin Bug

Assassin Bug

Hi Enthusiast,
This is an Assassin Bug with no common name.  It is Microtomus purcis.

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