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Is this an assasin bug?
December 28, 2009
Hi, I love your site. While visiting a relative in Naples, Florida, I photographed this bug near a beach. I think it’s an assasin bug, but I can’t find a matching image. It flew away when I got close. Any ideas?
Sammy
Southern Florida

Giant Milkweed Bug

Giant Milkweed Bug

Hi Sammy,
Though it resembles an Assassin Bug, this is actually a Leaf Footed Bug in the family Coreidae known as the Giant Milkweed Bug, Sephina gundlachi.  According to BugGuide, it is found in Florida, and has not been reported from other states.

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