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Assassin Bug Nymph

Pselliopus sp.


Brightly colored with an orange body and striped legs and antennae. Not sure of the species since nymphs of different species can look similar. Assassin bugs prey on other arthropods. I suspect it was hunting insects attracted to the flowers of the plant on which it was found. They are often found on flowers.


Suburban. Found on a Partridge Pea plant.

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Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 11 months ago

Oh, didn't see that at first. Good we agree :-)

ForestDragon 11 months ago

Already identified as such, Felix, but thank you!

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 11 months ago

Perhaps a Pselliopus sp?

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Virginia, USA

Lat: 37.51, Long: -77.65

Spotted on Aug 18, 2015
Submitted on Jul 9, 2018

Spotted for Mission

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