Subject: Tennessee Bug
Location: Middle Tennessee
September 30, 2016 10:34 pm
I found this bug in the back room at work. It is usually rather warm back there and filled with spiders. I haven’t seen this one before. I’m curious to know exactly what it is.
Your predatory Assassin Bug is Microtomus purcis based on images posted to BugGuide where its habitat is described as: “under bark.” Are you near a woods or is your jobsite made of wood? It might have been living between wooden slats before accidentally finding its way into the back room. Like other Assassin Bugs, it might bite if provoked.