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.
Plants grow mainly by elongation of their cells. Plant cells generally only divide to produce new cells in specialized regions called meristems