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This but is eating my bees
Location: Liberty Hill, Texas, USA
May 11, 2011 2:39 pm
Hi bugman,
I am trying to find out what type of bug this is. They are hanging out at my bee hive, grabing one bee and then flying off with it in there mouth.
Do you know what kind of bug this is and how i can keep them away from my bees?
Thank you
++ Paul Dunlap
Signature: Paul Dunlap

Bee Assassin

Dear Paul,
This is one of the Assassin Bugs in the genus
Apiomerus and they are commonly called Bee Assassins.  We believe it is Apiomerus spissipes and you can compare the photos on BugGuide to your specimen.

Thank you very much.  This is exactly what it is!!
Thanks again.
++ Paul

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Texas

One Response to Bee Assassin

  1. drswanny says:

    You are correct that this is Apiomerus spissipes, a common species in Texas.

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