Entomology (Study of Bugs)/Strange Bug

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Strange Bug
Strange Bug  
Hello, I live in COumbus, Ohio and I have been finding strange bugs around my home this past year and they are bugs I have never seen before. Could you shed some light on what this one is..?

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Hi Michael
This is the larva of an assassin bug. (Family Reduvidae ) There are quite specoes of assassin bugs. You maus have had a large hatch recently. Assassin bugs are beneficial feeding on other insects.
 I teach ollege near Cleveland
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walter

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Walter Hintz

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I can answer any questions about insects and spiders.

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I have taught science for over 57 years. I am presently teaching biology at the college level. I have done extensive graduate work in entomology.

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Momentum Magazine The Ohio Journal of Science

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B.S. In Ed Kent State Unuv M.Sc The Ohio State Univ National Science Foundation Fellowships: Electron Microscopy Univ of California Entomology Kent State Univ

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