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Orange Assassin Bug
Photo © Kim Hosen; Polo grounds in Upperville, Virginia; September 2008    

Orange Assassin Bug
Pselliopus barberi
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Family Reduviidae (Assassin Bugs)

Size: 12-14 mm

Season: Spring, and fall

Habitat: Found in southeasters U.S. on vegetation, often with flowers, or under bark (spring and fall)

Food: Predator of other insects

Overwinter as adults