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Unusual behavior?
Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 2:22 PM
I found this guy on my writing table, and was surprised to see what he was doing. Is this their normal way of preparing for winter?
BugGuide.net indicates it is an Orange Assassin Bug, Pselliopus. We are in Western Maryland. Second and third photos are slightly clearer, and less interesting. ;^)
MsMuffet
Washington County, Maryland, USA

Assassin Bug

Assassin Bug

Hi MsMuffet,
Thanks for the wonderful image of a Pselliopus Assassin Bug.  Many Hemipterans, including Boxelder Bugs, Western Conifer Seed Bugs, and Stink Bugs seek shelter indoors when winter approaches.  It seems the same behavior may be true of some Assassin Bugs as well.

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2 Responses to Assassin Bug

  1. MsMuffet says:

    Here’s what the little guy was doing that surprised me the most:

    (OK, I admit I tampered with the data a bit.)
    MsMuffet

  2. drswanny says:

    This one is Pselliopus barberi.

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