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Assassin Bug Nymph

Pselliopus sp.

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Suburban. Found on a Partridge Pea plant.


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3 Comments

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 11 months ago

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

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 11 months ago

Already identified as such, Felix, but thank you!

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 11 months ago

Perhaps a Pselliopus sp?

ForestDragon
Spotted by
ForestDragon

Virginia, USA

Lat: 37.51, Long: -77.65

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

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