What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: sergio
Location: Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico
December 17, 2014 6:18 pm
hi i found this bug flying around my room, i killed it becouse i really never saw anything like this before, at fist i thought it was stick bug, but im not sure.
Signature: sergio

Thread Legged Bug

Thread-Legged Bug

Dear Sergio,
This Thread-Legged Bug is a predatory Assassin Bug in the subfamily Emesinae, and though they might bite a human if carelessly handled, they are not considered dangerous.  Since they are predators, they are considered beneficial.  We hope you refrain from future Unnecessary Carnage now that you know this is not a harmful insect.  See BugGuide for additional information on Thread-Legged Bugs.

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What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico

4 Responses to Unnecessary Carnage: Thread-Legged Bug in Mexico

  1. It’s ashamed mankind’s first instinct upon seeing a new life form is to kill it.

    • bugman says:

      You should never judge an entire species on the behavior of a single individual. We truly believe we can help to educate people who fear without a foundation, hence the creation of the Unnecessary Carnage tag many years ago. We also learned not to berate guileless individuals who are questioning enough their rash actions to see if they were justified.

    • bugman says:

      And our response was prompted by the use of “mankind” though we agree that the kind of man that would kill senselessly should hardly be called “kind”.

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