Assassin Bug

patriotic beetle?
Was hoping the picture would turn out better – first try with new digital camera. This specimen was gracing our front door for several hours a few nights ago … ( northwest Arkansas, mid August) If you know him I’d like a name. TIA,

Hi Mitch,
This is not a beetle. It is an Assassin Bug. Even though the photo is quite blurry, it is undoubtedly Microtomus purcis.

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