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Definition of assassin bug

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Definition as written by dovey:

Beneficial Bugs:
Assassin Bugs are predators, feeding on aphids, flies, caterpillars and other insects.
These bugs have a long narrow head, short beak (three-segmented), long slender antennae (four-segmented) and an abdomen often widened at the middle exposing the margins of the segments beyond the wings.

Occasionally, they are confused with the leaf-footed bug which is distinguished by its flattened (leaf-like) hind legs.

Most are found in late June to early August.

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