Subject: What is this?
Location: San Jose ca USA
December 17, 2016 2:04 pm
Just wondering what this is.
Signature: Thank you

Possibly Four Spurred Assassin Bug

Possibly Four Spurred Assassin Bug

This is a predatory Assassin Bug and we believe it is in the genus Zelus, possibly the Four Spurred Assassin Bug, Zelus tetracanthus, which is pictured on BugGuide.  Though not considered dangerous to humans, Assassin Bugs in the genus Zelus are known to deliver a painful bite if carelessly handled or accidentally encountered.

Location: San Jose, California

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