Milkweed Assassin Bug

Subject: What is this bug
Location: LA-lower AL
June 24, 2016 7:07 am
What is this bug on my plants.
Signature: Helen

Milkweed Assassin Bug
Milkweed Assassin Bug

Dear Helen,
This is a beneficial, predatory Milkweed Assassin Bug, and it will help keep your plants free of phytophagous species.  We would urge you not to try to handle Milkweed Assassin Bugs as they are prone to biting if they feel threatened, though the bite is not dangerous and will produce little more than local swelling and irritation.

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