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Subject:  What is this bug name
Geographic location of the bug:  India
Date: 12/28/2017
Time: 10:27 PM EDT
Hi ,
Can please let me know what bug it is
How you want your letter signed:  Yes [Prakash]

Assassin Bug

Dear Prakash,
This is a very beautiful Assassin Bug in the family Reduviidae, but we have not had any luck finding a matching image online that identifies the species.  This image from Alamy is similarly colored, but it has spines your individual lacks.  Handle Assassin Bugs with care.  They might bite.  Perhaps one of our readers will be able to provide a species identification.

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Subject:  Unknown beetle
Geographic location of the bug:  Buderim, Queensland, Australia
Date: 12/29/2017
Time: 01:15 AM EDT
Can you identify this beetle please ?
How you want your letter signed:  Steve Ormerod

Common Assassin Bug

Dear Steve,
This is not a Beetle.  It is an Assassin Bug and we believe we have correctly identified it as a Common Assassin Bug,
Pristhesancus plagipennis, thanks to images posted to the Brisbane Insect site where it states:  “As all other assassin bugs, Common Assassin Bugs have the long head with powerful proboscis. They use the powerful proboscis to puncture their prey. Their legs are long so that they have long attack distance. Adult bugs are brown in colour with transparent wings. Nymphs are dark brown to black with brightly orange abdomens.”  We would advise you not to attempt to handle Assassin Bugs.  They might bite.

Dear Daniel,
Many thanks for your prompt reply and your identification of this insect.  It is very much appreciated.
Kind regards,
Steve Ormerod

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Subject:  Assassin bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Mata Atlantica SE Brazil
Date: 11/27/2017
Time: 06:35 AM EDT
I think this is an assassin bug ( rhino)  Can you get it down to species for me please ?
How you want your letter signed:  GP

Assassin Bug

Dear GP,
This is a beautiful image of an Assassin Bug.  The closest match we were able to locate online is an image posted to FlickR that is only identified as being in the subfamily Harpactorinae.  Perhaps Cesar Crash who runs the Brazilian site Insetologia will have a suggestion.

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Subject:  bug
Geographic location of the bug:  saudi arabia
Date: 12/14/2017
Time: 08:58 PM EDT
what bug is this
How you want your letter signed:  simple

Assassin Bug

Dear simple,
This is an Assassin Bug in the family Reduviidae.  It reminds us of the members of the genus
Acanthaspis that are pictured on Discover Life.

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Subject:  What is this??
Geographic location of the bug:  Greenwood, Arkansas
Date: 12/14/2017
Time: 08:07 PM EDT
They are in my house…
Are they poisonous???
How you want your letter signed:  Thank you, trina

Assassin Bug Nymph

Dear Trina,
This is an immature, predatory Assassin Bug in the genus
Zelus, and members of that genus tend to bite humans more readily than other Assassin Bug, and though the bite is reported to be somewhat painful, it is not considered dangerous.

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Subject:  what am i
Geographic location of the bug:  Victoria Australia
Date: 12/05/2017
Time: 06:12 AM EDT
Hello fellow bug lovers, i would love to get a final answer on this bug i photographed a few month ago, i was told by someone it was a assassin bug Nymph but have been unable to confirm this through many searches as the head looks different to examples i have came across! would love your input if possible?
How you want your letter signed:  Ray

Assassin Bug Nymph

Dear Ray,
This is definitely an Assassin Bug nymph, but we don’t know the species.  Several months ago we published a very similar looking Assassin Bug nymph from Australia.

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