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what is this?
hi there
i found this bug in my home yesterday and 3 more today. it’s about half an inch long. it’s got a bright orange body and black head and legs. it looks scary because it’s really bright warning orange and i’m afraid that it’s poisonous. i live in singapore (in south east asia) which is hot and humid all year round. i’ve never seen a bug like this before in my home and i hope it isn’t poisonous because i’ve got cats. the pictures should show a good morphology but the color isn’t so good so i attached a little swatch of digital color closest to the color of the insect. there are no white dots on the insect, it’s just the light from the camera. if it’s poisonous, what can i do to get rid of it? the bug in the picture is dead btw. thanks in advance!
cheers
samantha

Hi Samantha,
This is an immature Assassin Bug. They are not poisonous, but can bite.

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MY NEW FAMILY MEMBER
THIS LITTLE GUY HAS TAKEN UP RESIDENCE ON THE TOP OF MY COMPUTER MONITOR.(HE HAS BEEN THERE FOR 2 DAYS NOW JUST WALKING AROUND EXPLORING). HE ALMOST DROWNED IN MY COFFEE CUP UNTIL I RESCUED HIM. NOW BACK TO NORMAL (IT SEEMS) I KIND OF LIKE THE LITTLE GUY. CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT HE IS AND WHAT SHOULD I DO TO KEEP HIM FROM STARVING TO DEATH. BTW…I NAMED HIM LARRY. THANKS FOR A GREAT WEBSITE.
JOHN

Hi John,
Larry is an Assassin Bug and Larry wants to eat insects.

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Thank you. Pic of Pselliopus sp.
Just wanted to thank you folks for the great site. After spending alot of time pulling hair searching the web for "orange bug" I found your site and was able to identify the bugs I came across while in the garage. I have included a picture of one of the several Assassin bugs (Pselliopus sp.) I found and identified thanks to your site. Thanks again,
Robert

Hi Robert,
Thank you for your kind letter and the photo of a Pselliopus Assassin Bug you contributed to our site.

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What’s This Bug?
~HarrysAllOut

Hi HarrysAllOut,
We must say we are curious what you are out about. We are also glad that all of our contributors aren’t as thrifty with words as you are of we would not have much of a site. This is an immature Milkweed Assassin Bug Nymph.

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Wheel bug mom
Thought you might enjoy this wheel bug that nested near my shop last spring.
Keith

Hi Keith,
This is the first photo we have ever gotten of the adult female Wheel Bug with her eggs.

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bizarroid
This just in…. not. We found this character on the side of a house in NE Pennsylvania in August of 2000, in the days before we figured out how to focus the camera we had at the time. Never saw another like it. For years we’ve just looked back at the photo and laughed — what could it be? Why did it seem lichen-encrusted? Now, of course, there’s your extraordinary website, so we’re hoping for an ID. Whaddayasay?
Jim & Sandy
NYC

bizarroid found on your site
Never mind this one. Found it on your site — a Masked Bedbug Hunter if I’ve ever seen one.

Hi again Jim and Sandy,
How nice to see you don’t take all of your great photos in Puerto Rico. Also very happy you successfully identified your Masked Bedbug Hunter on our site.

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