bug indentification
Location: North East Ohio by a pond
May 30, 2011 9:06 pm
Do you know the name of this bug?
I found it on Memorial Day on this Siberian Iris.
Signature: Spencer Anderson

Assassin Bug

Hi Spencer,
This is a beneficial, predatory Assassin Bug in the genus
Zelus.  They are reported to bite if carelessly handled, and the bite is allegedly somewhat painful, though there is no lasting effect.

Location: Ohio

One Response to Assassin Bug

  1. drswanny says:

    This assassin is Zelus luridus.

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