This attractively colored assassin bug makes its living by ambushing bees and other insects. The Bee Assassin Bug uses the flower’s unique, insect attracting power to its advantage. When an unsuspecting bee lands on a flower to collect nectar, the Bee Assassin Bug will attack. The assassin bug will use its piercing mouth parts to inject the bee with a potion designed to immobilize and liquefy the hapless insect.

Be careful around these bugs. They are reported to give a nasty and painful bite when disturbed.

Observation Details

County Denton
City The Colony
Date May 8, 2011
Time of Day Morning
Temperature Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C)
Weather Clear
Habitat Agricultural-Pasture
Type of Behavior Hunting
Gender Uncertain
Maturity Adult
Observer Chris Jackson
Main Article Bee Assassin Bug Observation Location