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White-eyed Assassin Bug

White-eyed Assassin Bug

Animal's Behavior

They have piercing mouthparts shaped into a beak that delivers a paralyzing bite to its invertebrate prey. Assassin bugs are so named because of their fast and stealthy attack.

Eating Habits

Predators of insects

Range

Dry grasslands.

Animal Facts

  • If grabbed it will give a bite worse than a bee sting, insignificant but very uncomfortable.

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Quick Facts

Scientific Name

Platymeris biguttata

Classification

Animalia, Arthropoda, Insecta, Hemiptera, Reduviidae, Platymeris

Place of Birth

West and southwest African origin

Size

1 inch

Color

Black with yellow bands on all six legs and a pair of distinctive white spots on the forewings.

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