Subject: Beautiful assassin
Geographic location of the bug: Southern Utah
Time: 07:20 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Found this beauty in my garage and looking for second opinions as to the ID.
How you want your letter signed: Jason
We believe we have correctly identified your Assassin Bug as Fitchia spinosula based on this BugGuide image. Because it does not have developed wings, we originally thought this was an immature individual, but according to BugGuide: “Micropterous individuals are more common, although macropterous forms do exist. Macroptery is more common in males than females.” According to Merriam-Webster, micropterous means “having small or rudimentary wings.”