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orange bug with black striped legs
Location: tuscaloosa, alabama usa
October 18, 2011 5:48 pm
I saw this bug at work one day and wondered what it might be it was on 10/18/2011 at abouth 2:00 in the afternoon
Signature: c.brown1023

Sycamore Assassin Bug

Dear c.brown1023,
You found a Sycamore Assassin Bug in the genus
Pselliopus, probably Pselliopus barberi, though other species in the genus look quite similar.  Assassin Bugs are predatory insects that are capable of biting humans if they are carelessly handled.

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

3 Responses to Sycamore Assassin Bug

  1. drswanny says:

    Pselliopus barberi indeed!

  2. Kevin says:

    Can these be harmful to you?

    • bugman says:

      We have gotten several reports of people being bitten by Sycamore Assassin Bugs, and though the bite is reported to be somewhat painful, to the best of our knowledge, it is not considered dangerous.

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