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Insects/Bugs/Bees/Butterflies - Assassin Bug - Bee Assassin/Ambush Bug
Class:Insecta Order:Hemiptera Family:Reduviidae Genus:Apiomerus


Bee Assassin or Bee Killer Bug, Apiomerus crassipes. Despite their names, these bugs will feed on many types of insects. They can fly and have sticky hair on their legs that help them catch their prey. Though some have accused these guys of threatening honey bee populations, honey bees are no more sought after than other insects and are not often found on the leaves and stems of plants where the assassin tends to lurk. Using its beak, the Assassin sucks fluids from its prey while secreting saliva that immobalizes and dissolves the prey. I spotted this green and brown Bee Assassin in early June perched on the end of a Black-eyed Susan leaf.

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 Assassin Bug - Bee Assassin/Ambush Bug Photograph
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 Assassin Bug - Bee Assassin/Ambush Bug Photograph
 Assassin Bug - Bee Assassin/Ambush Bug Photograph
 Assassin Bug - Bee Assassin/Ambush Bug Photograph
 Assassin Bug - Bee Assassin/Ambush Bug Photograph
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 Assassin Bug - Bee Assassin/Ambush Bug Photograph
 Assassin Bug - Bee Assassin/Ambush Bug Photograph
 Assassin Bug - Bee Assassin/Ambush Bug Photograph
 Assassin Bug - Bee Assassin/Ambush Bug Photograph
 Assassin Bug - Bee Assassin/Ambush Bug Photograph
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 Assassin Bug - Bee Assassin/Ambush Bug Photograph
 Assassin Bug - Bee Assassin/Ambush Bug Photograph
 Assassin Bug - Bee Assassin/Ambush Bug Photograph
 Assassin Bug - Bee Assassin/Ambush Bug Photograph
 Assassin Bug - Bee Assassin/Ambush Bug Photograph
 Assassin Bug - Bee Assassin/Ambush Bug Photograph
 Assassin Bug - Bee Assassin/Ambush Bug Photograph
 Assassin Bug - Bee Assassin/Ambush Bug Photograph
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 Assassin Bug - Bee Assassin/Ambush Bug Photograph
 Assassin Bug - Bee Assassin/Ambush Bug Photograph
 Assassin Bug - Bee Assassin/Ambush Bug Photograph
 Assassin Bug - Bee Assassin/Ambush Bug Photograph
 Assassin Bug - Bee Assassin/Ambush Bug Photograph
 Assassin Bug - Bee Assassin/Ambush Bug Photograph
 Assassin Bug - Bee Assassin/Ambush Bug Photograph
 Assassin Bug - Bee Assassin/Ambush Bug Photograph
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