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English Name

Assassin Bug


An adult Assassin bug is 12 to 33 mm long. Some species are brightly colored, others are not. The beak is usually curved and tucks under head into a groove. It is found naturally in most gardens where insects are present. It is a predator of many common pest species of insects, including flies and caterpillars.



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All parts of the oleander (Nerium oleander), a beautiful Mediterranean-native flowering shrub, are poisonous. Ingesting oleander leaves can cause gastrointestinal, cardiac, and central nervous system problems and possible death.