Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Assassinated Assassin's Halloween Cousin

Meet assassin bug  Pselliopus barberi.  Close but more flamboyant relation to the late Pselliopus cinctus so recently seen as a snack for our argiopes.

Looking at BugGuide this one seems to be an east coast special, Maryland, Virginia and N Carolina. Its a new one to me and destined to be known from now on as the halloween bug for obvious reasons.

And yes, I know I said skippers & grasshoppers were next but thats nature for you, popping up unexpectedly.
You'd never have forgiven me for missing this one would you?

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