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What is the largest assassin bug in the world?

Discussion in 'Insects, Other Invertebrates & Arthropods' started by Tleilaxu, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. Tleilaxu

    Tleilaxu Arachnoprince

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    As the title states what is thew largest assassin bug in the world. I did a quick google search and the closest results I got were the wheelbugs and the white spotted assassin.:confused:
     
  2. Elytra and Antenna

    Elytra and Antenna Arachnoking Old Timer

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    According to McGavin's magnum opus on true bugs the largest asassin bug is 40mm. That encompasses the big African white spots and giant Baja Dipetalogaster, though Platymeris sp. "Mombo" does reach ever so slightly larger at 41mm. However, it would appear the massive Horrid King Assassin Bug not only has the big spines and incredible color but also, grows to 48mm.
     
  3. 14pokies

    14pokies Arachnolord Active Member

    I want a wheel bug sooo bad! I'm off topic sorry!lol!
     
  4. Elytra and Antenna

    Elytra and Antenna Arachnoking Old Timer

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    This guy spits on your little wheel bug. HorridKing.JPG
     
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  5. numbat1000

    numbat1000 Arachnosquire

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    Wow... that thing is amazing. Where can I get one? :)
     
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  6. Smokehound714

    Smokehound714 Arachnoking Active Member

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    the horrid king demands you bring him a fortnight's worth of victims at once!

    MAN. 48mm, that's the size of an adult Stenopelmatus!! Oh god, the bite must hurt like crazy!!
     
  7. pannaking22

    pannaking22 Arachnoprince Active Member

    Man, that sucker's massive! Wouldn't mind keeping a couple of those. I can't imagine what the bite would feel like...