Subject: Bee eating Bug!
Location: Ogden Utah
July 20, 2017 9:44 pm
Hi! My friend in Ogden, Ut found this wee monster making a meal of her bees.
We can’t find a similar looking critter anywhere on Google, so I realize it could be a juvenile of some species or other, but…we’re stymied.
This is an Assassin Bug in the genus Apiomerus, a group commonly called the Bee Assassins. We are relatively confident your individual is Apiomeris montanus based on this BugGuide image. Is Ogden at a high elevation? The habitat, according to BugGuide is: “Mountainous regions. Collected from 1075-2896 meters. “