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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.



Did you know?

Carrots actually come in a range of colours. White and yellow carrots come from Europe, and purple ones come from the Middle East. The orange ones are a fairly recent invention, created by crossing various other colours.