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Eastern Assassin Bugs

Eastern Assassin Bugs

Basically, if your spotting has an assassin bug in it, go ahead and add it to this mission. Please add as much information to your spotting as you can: habitat in which it was found, its behavior, a physical description of the insect, etc. Even if you don't think a certain piece of information is important, go ahead and add it to the notes---you never know what might be useful to know. If you're not sure which species it is, that's an even better reason to add it to this mission! Truthfully, if you catch it and send it to me, I would even identify it for you if that can't be done from a photograph. To summarize: add any and all assassin bugs found in the geographic area of the mission and add as much information to the spotting as possible. Thank you for your participation! Sign in to join mission

Eastern Assassin Bugs
Created by

Latimeria

Website 293 participants 301 spottings

The assassin bugs, family Reduviidae, is one of the largest families of true bugs in the order Hemiptera. There are about 7,000 species in this family, and each species is pretty awesome. Assassin bugs are predators of other insects and non-insect arthropods, which gives them an important place in the ecosystem. During my own personal research, I have found that assassin bugs are marvelously interesting creatures and inspire a lot of reactions (good and bad) from people. Since it's such a charismatic group, I see it fitting to devote a mission in honor of the amazing assassin bugs. What's the goal of this mission? At its core, this mission aims to catalog the species of assassin bugs one is likely to see in some of the eastern states. This mission is centered on Ohio, my home state, so the list of eligible states covers all within a 300 mile radius. My dream for this mission is for it to become the #1 resource for finding information about assassin bugs that can be encountered in these eastern states.

Eastern Assassin Bugs

Lat: 39.42 Long: -81.45

Recent Spottings

Jagged Ambush Bug Matthew Hammond 2 0 Jagged Ambush Bug
Jagged Ambush Bug Matthew Hammond 1 0 Jagged Ambush Bug
Pale Green Assassin Bug Matthew Hammond 2 0 Pale Green Assassin Bug
Pale Green Assassin Bug Nymph Matthew Hammond 3 0 Pale Green Assassin Bug Nymph
Leafhopper Assassin Bug Nymph Matthew Hammond 1 0 Leafhopper Assassin Bug Nymph
Jagged Ambush Bug Matthew Hammond 3 0 Jagged Ambush Bug
Wheel Bug (Assassin Bug) Matthew Hammond 2 0 Wheel Bug (Assassin Bug)
Wheel Bug momsavang 2 0 Wheel Bug
Assassin bug ? Zlatan Celebic 2 1 Assassin bug ?
Spotting DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 5 3 Spotting
Bee Assassin Life Is Like a Lime 4 1 Bee Assassin
Spotting larkinpb 3 2 Spotting
Spotting momsavang 1 0 Spotting
Jagged Ambush Bug Gaby3 2 0 Jagged Ambush Bug
Pale Green Assassin Bug Gaby3 2 0 Pale Green Assassin Bug
Wheel Bug momsavang 2 0 Wheel Bug
Kissing bug????? Muckpuk 3 0 Kissing bug?????
Pale green assassin bug momsavang 2 3 Pale green assassin bug
Ringed Horn Assassin Bug MariJanet 2 0 Ringed Horn Assassin Bug
Assassin Bug/Wheel Bug Gaby3 2 0 Assassin Bug/Wheel Bug
Assassin bug nymph momsavang 2 2 Assassin bug nymph
Assassin Bug DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 6 12 Assassin Bug
Wheel Bug ColinJoMo 2 0 Wheel Bug
Milkweed Assassin Bug LaurenZarate 6 3 Milkweed Assassin Bug
Wheel Bug nymph RWest0006 3 0 Wheel Bug nymph
Spotting JojoDePeralta 4 0 Spotting
Eastern Blood-sucking Conenose EmilyNewman 2 1 Eastern Blood-sucking Conenose
Leaf Hopper Assassin Bug gatorfellows 1 0 Leaf Hopper Assassin Bug
Assassin Bug Lina Restrepo 9 3 Assassin Bug
Banded Assassin Bug LaurenZarate 5 5 Banded Assassin Bug
assassin bug EduardoFrick 2 0 assassin bug
Thread-legged Assassin Bug dferris 2 3 Thread-legged Assassin Bug
Jagged Ambush Bug Kyle A 1 0 Jagged Ambush Bug
Assassin Bug Kyle A 2 0 Assassin Bug
Jagged Ambush Bug Kyle A 1 0 Jagged Ambush Bug
Assassin Bug Francisco Ramírez 1 0 Assassin Bug
Assassin Bug Francisco Ramírez 1 0 Assassin Bug
The Bee Assassin Bug PakkoRamírezPalacios 2 2 The Bee Assassin Bug
Jagged Ambush Bug PakkoRamírezPalacios 2 0 Jagged Ambush Bug
Assassin Bug saffyreyz 1 0 Assassin Bug
Wheel Bug, nymph jamesostmeyer 1 0 Wheel Bug, nymph
Yellow Assassin Bug Nymph JordiPrats 4 0 Yellow Assassin Bug Nymph
Assassin Bug AlbertKang 1 0 Assassin Bug
wheel bug AnnaWhipkey 1 0 wheel bug
Pale Green Assassin Bug dferris 1 0 Pale Green Assassin Bug
Assassin bug jamesostmeyer 2 0 Assassin bug
Yellow Assassin Bug JordiPrats 2 2 Yellow Assassin Bug
Black Corsair, male ForestDragon 1 0 Black Corsair, male
Jagged Ambush Bug ForestDragon 1 0 Jagged Ambush Bug
Unknown Assassin Bug LennyWorthington 4 0 Unknown Assassin Bug

Recently joined

Gaia80 Zlatan Celebic MelindaKiser Life Is Like a Lime
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Muckpuk Matthew Eppihimer momsavang KatieSpruill
jodydf leducky300 Michael James Pérez
CoJoMo JojoDePeralta Emily Newman Lina Restrepo
Marvin Smith AnkitShah ZACHARY BRINDLE Matthew Hammond
pippinincarnate68 LaurenZarate dferris Sylas Peake
Wesley Oosthuizen Francisco Ramírez Machi AlbertKang
mcurrier703 DrNamgyalT.Sherpa VeroniquePitre RWest0006
BerrianA.HobbyIV RogerWilliansCorrêa Musicwolf joanbstanley
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