Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Sycamore Assassin Bug

Pselliopus barberi

Description:

A beautiful specimen of P. barberi. Or it could be P. cinctus. The species do look similar and overlap in their ranges slightly. Just in time for the spooky month, this bright orange guy belongs to the assassin bugs. They use their needle like mouths to pierce insects and inject enzymes that liquify bugs to be slurped up like a bug smoothie. This species in particular is attracted to feeding on flowering seeking insects. This guy is due for a nap as eggs hatch in the Spring and the nymphs reach adulthood by September before overwintering.

Habitat:

Native to much of the Eastern and Southeastern US.

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

The GeoDex
Spotted by
The GeoDex

Independence, Kansas, United States

Spotted on Oct 2, 2020
Submitted on Oct 2, 2020

Spotted for Mission

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors

Join the Project Noah Team Join Project Noah Team