Cockroach:Atlanta falcons Fan???
Location: Chesapeake, VA
October 14, 2011 11:19 pm
I saw this red black and white insect on the door in the back of the warehouse where I work. Its near the woods by a huge clearwater lake I was wondering if you could identify him. I’ve never seen one of these before, and I’ve lived in chesapeake all my life and it was during the time when the dismal swamp was on fire.. so maybe it migrated from NC? whats that bug?
Signature: -Jay

Assassin Bug

Hi Jay,
Your bug is classified in a totally different order than the cockroach.  This is an Assassin Bug and we identified on BugGuide as
Mictomus purcis, a species with no common name.  Perhaps you should propose “Falcon’s Fan Assassin Bug” to the proper authorities as a suggested name. 

Location: Virginia

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