Assassin Bugs

I went out in the middle of November to look for lichens to photograph and found this young bug on the bark of an oak tree.

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 It was a half-inch long at most. My first thought was an assassin bug because of its long beak.

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I started through my files of insect pictures and found this picture. It too has the long beak.

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Wheel bugs are an assassin bug too.

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They use their long beak to inject their prey with venom.

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I still have no definitive answer as to the species of assassin bug in the first picture.

The mystery continues.

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6 responses to this post.

  1. What a spooky bug, your pictures were excellent.

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  2. I don’t know much about insects but Bug guide.com could tell you what it was.

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  3. It seems strange to see a nymph this late in the year. It better go hibernate somewhere.

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