Is this an assassin bug or not??

DrGigglez666

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I found this crawling on my pillow when i went to check on my snake!! Is it a assassin bug?? I posted about them in virginia and i forgot who posted but they said they are here and everywhere!! This one is black

heres some pictures!!
 
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ChineseDragon

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Hey,

To my knowledge that is NOT an assassin bug but a beetle of some sort. Maybe somebody with more time could identify it further.

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~mark
 

Widowman10

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yeah, def NOT an assassin bug. i second that. just a beetle.
 

Brad Ramsey

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Hard to tell from those pics (looking through the cup).
Female Stag Beetle would be my guess ....but that's based on size, what I can tell of the color and what I can see of the antennae.
For what that's worth...certainly don't want to establish my reputation based on this guess.
But, an assasin bug it is definetely not.

-Brad
 

beetleman

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yeah, it's a beetle alright,pics are a tad blurry,but it kinda looks like a black ground beetle(pterostichus sp.) not definite though
 
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