Bee Assassin Bug

Posted by Ed Cordes on Wed Oct 18, 2023 7:47 am

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Bee Assassin Bug.  Yes, I am told they do eat bees.  Long story is that I came in from the garden and noticed a large bug on my arm.  I shook it off to find that it was this bee assassin bug that followed me in from my outside work.  Well, I got a glass, covered the bug, slipped some paper under the bug and glass and took it outside. The bug flew to our storm door screen where it posed for me so I could get some images.  After about 5 minutes if flew away.  I think it hung around so long as it was stunned with fright after landing on my ugly arm and having to watch my large ugly face as I transported it outside.  It will have great stories to tell its grandkids!! Size is about 1 3/4 inches nose to tail.
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by david fletcher on Wed Oct 18, 2023 9:22 am
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Great story telling Ed. Like it.. (and the image....)
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by Carol Clarke on Wed Oct 18, 2023 9:30 am
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david fletcher wrote: Great story telling Ed.  Like it.. (and the image....)

Once I had knocked it off my arm and taken it back outside, that would have been the end of our association!  As long as bugs stay away from me I'm happy.


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by Tom Whelan on Wed Oct 18, 2023 9:27 pm
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Nice story and capture, of the image and the bug.
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by Cynthia Crawford on Thu Oct 19, 2023 6:47 pm
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Very amusing story, and a good shot to illustrate. Don't think I'd want one on my arm. Have enough trouble with ticks, whic are back in force here. Ugh!
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by Axel Hildebrandt on Sat Oct 21, 2023 3:35 pm
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Great find and story, there are only stink bugs on my windows right now.
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