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would like to know what bug this is
May 26, 2010
I live in Adrian Michigan and found this bug on a flower in my garden on May 25, 2010 at around 4-pm. Temperature was 80F and sunny
Steven R. Ross
Adrian Michigan USA

Assassin Bug

Hi Steven,
This is a predatory insect known as an Assassin Bug.  The species, Zelus luridus, which ranges in the Eastern portion of North America, does not have a common name other than the general family name of Assassin Bug.  You can compare your photos to images posted to BugGuide.

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One Response to Assassin Bug

  1. Sueann says:

    Wow, I can’t believe someone from my home town sent in a pic and it was posted! Small world!
    The assassin bug is awesome, is it from the family Reduviidae? I don’t see the ‘wheel’ on the back as in other assassin bugs or would this be a nymph?

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