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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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Subject:  What kind of insect is this???
Geographic location of the bug:  Jacksonville Florida
Date: 11/24/2017
Time: 11:43 AM EDT
We have seen a few of these bugs in our yard mainly on the house like this one in the photo but this is the largest one we’ve seen so far. We’re just very curious to know what they are! Thanks for any info!
How you want your letter signed:  April Crawford

Wheel Bug

Dear April,
This is a predatory Wheel Bug, a common species in the eastern portions of North America.  Though not aggressive toward humans, like other Assassin Bugs, they might bite if carelessly handled or if they feel threatened.

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Subject:  Reduviidae from Perú
Geographic location of the bug:  Amazon jungle of Perù
Date: 11/14/2017
Time: 02:35 PM EDT
Sorry I can’t remember the right place. All I can say for sure is that it was in Amazon jungle of Perú, and in year 2009.
Thanks for helping.
How you want your letter signed:  Ferran Lizana

Assassin Bug

Dear Ferran,
We love your gorgeous images of an orange legged Assassin Bug on an analogously colored handwoven background, but we had to color correct the cyan cast due to the shady lighting conditions.  We are going to post before researching Insetologia to try to determine an identity.

Assassin Bug

Great, Daniel!!
I think it’s probably a Montina confusa speciment. It looks almost identical.
Thank you very much for your help!!
Ferran

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