Subject: What’s this?!
Location: New Market, Tennessee
April 23, 2017 8:02 am
Hello! I believe this to be a type of assassin bug but i’m hoping to confirm. It is the season of April, and found on the 22nd day.
Signature: Kevin Dame
This is not an Assassin Bug, nor any other true bug for that matter. This is a False Bombardier Beetle, and according to BugGuide: “Caution: These beetles have chemical defenses.” In our opinion, the chemical defenses are more of an annoyance to humans than they are a threat.