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assassin bug nymph
July 25, 2009
Greetings WTB,
This long red bug was an unwelcome surprise in my kitchen! I thought you’d get a kick out of the picture. In looking around, I think it is an assassin bug nymph. Is it a milkweed assassin bug? I ask, because I’ve been trying unsuccessfully to grow milkweed!
Julie
Savannah, GA

Milkweed Assassin Bug Nymph

Milkweed Assassin Bug Nymph

Hi Julie,
You are right on both counts.  This is an immature Milkweed Assassin Bug and we do find your photos highly amusing.

Milkweed Assassin Bug Nymph

Milkweed Assassin Bug Nymph

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One Response to Immature Milkweed Assassin Bug assists with housework

  1. Tallyres says:

    My husband just got bit by one of these things, and reports that the bite is quite painful. It left a raised welt with red dot in the center on his forearm.

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