Orange bug with striped legs
Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 6:45 AM I have found several orange bugs about 1/4″ in length in my house. They appear to have wings and 6 legs with yellow/black stripes on them. They have 2 antennas well. I found them crawling on the edges of doors. Any info you can provide would be great. Thanks!
Ellicott City, Maryland

Assassin Bug:  Unnecessary Carnage

Assassin Bug: Unnecessary Carnage

Hi Lauren,
This is an Assassin Bug, Pselliopus barberi, and the species has no common name. It appears as though your specimen was squashed in a tissue, and this was an example of Unnecessary Carnage, since this insect is a beneficial predator thay will not harm your home. If mishandled, it may bite.

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2 Responses to Assassin Bug Squashed

  1. Brandi says:

    What happens if it bites? I was woken from what I thought was a spider bite but found this in the bed..

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