Assassin Bug

These Bugs belong to family Reduviidae. They have very painful bites. This bug kills many garden pests including flies, mosquitoes, beetles and large caterpillars. It benefits people because it eats many non-beneficial insects that are pests to farmers and gardeners. Assassin bugs lie in wait for insects and then stab the prey with their proboscis (the beak) and inject a toxin that dissolves tissue. The assassin bug then sucks up the other bug’s tissues. They can cause a painful bite to a human if captured. Their bite can also cause a severe reaction in some persons. Some species of Assassin bugs are aggressive and not afraid to attack creatures much larger than itself. Assassin bugs are sometimes known as “kissing bugs” because they often bite people near the mouth. Some kinds of assassin bugs live in people’s homes, where they like to be around bathtubs, sinks, and drains.

Assassin Bug

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