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Assassin Bug

Photography Macro Arthropods
Erik Dorthé
Erik Dorthé
I am a father, scientist, tinkerer, and photographer. Who knows what I am likely to post?

I saw this little guy on a basil plant the other night. The name came to me right away, but I know basically nothing else about assassin bugs. Where do they get their name? Are they really all that scary? Google can probably tell me…