assassin bug ? ? ?

Arachnokid 93

Arachnoknight
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hello I am usally a tarantula guy. But I have run into a lot of a assassin bugs and I dont know anything about them I was hoping you guys can answer these quotions.

1 these are the ones i have could you id them for me please here is a like to the pic.

http://virtual.clemson.edu/groups/hort/homehort/images/assbug.jpg

2 what do they eat will thay eat small crickets

3 who big will thhese get

Thanks Arachnokid 93
 
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beetleman

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it's sometimes called the milkweed assassin(family reduviidae) being it looks alittle like a milkweed bug,they don't get big maybe 1" they will feed on any small insect,including each other,and they lay alot of eggs:clap: ive kept them before,alot of them down here in fla. in plants in the fields.they will even sting ya if they get the chance. really cool little guys.
 
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